Mini Mission Monday is about finding ten minutes a day to declutter. To make it easy for you, each Monday I set seven declutter missions, one for each day of the week for you to follow. It takes the guess work out of decluttering and makes it easy and “fun” for you to achieve some quick decluttering.
This week we are going to remove some clutter that might be bothering someone else in some way. If you decide to take on this weeks missions be prepared for it to be confronting at times.
Monday – Ask your partner/husband/roommate if there is something of yours in your shared living space that they wish you would declutter because they don’t like it. It is up to you whether you comply of course.
Tuesday – Remove something from your yard that a neighbour might be able to see and think looks out of place or unsightly. Ask the neighbour if you aren’t sure and are game.
Wednesday – Ask a family member if they have anything you have given them that they really don’t want but keep because it was a gift from you. Give them permission to declutter it.
Thursday – Return something that you have borrowed from someone else that you should possibly have returned some time ago.
Friday – Declutter an area where your items may have spilled over into someones else’s space. For example ~ Your clothes in your husbands side of the closet.
Saturday – Ask a family member if there is an area of clutter in your home that you might have overlooked that they think needs attention. This might possibly be an area that is OK to you but annoying for them.
Sunday – I think you have earned a rest today so take it easy and rest up for another week of decluttering to start tomorrow.
Good luck and happy decluttering
Today’s Declutter Item
This bottle opener was one of those “I shouldn’t have bothered” ebay sales. It sold from 99c but cost the person $3 in postage. Nothing ventured nothing gained though. At least it is out of my house. It is also the answer to the What Is It puzzle from Simple Saturday.
There were lots of readers who got it right this time but the first was Marilyn who is a new reader and this was her first time commenting. Well done Marilyn and welcome to 365 Less Things. This was her guess ~ At first I thought ice scraper, but metal on glass is probably a bad idea. Extreme close-up of part of a bottle opener?
But Di was the one with the most complete answer which was this ~ I really think it’s a bottle opener with a red handle embossed with a Coca-Cola bottle…..a novelty item. Gibson also made sets of flatware with the Coke handles also. I am impressed Di that was so exact. Do you have one of these among your clutter by any chance?
Something I Am Grateful For Today
This may seem a little unusual in the way of gratitude items but it stuck me and I appreciated it. My husband, son and I went out for a coffee yesterday afternoon before doing the grocery shopping. The young girl who took our order looked me right in the eye and smiled when done. She did the same when she asked if we wanted an extra fork for our sweet. So often staff are overworked and rushed or just doing their duty but this girl made me feel special and I like it. She was not around when we left so I didn’t get a chance to thank her but I will if I see her again.