Today is ANZAC day, the anniversary of the landing of troops from Australia and New Zealand on the Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey, in World War I on April 25, 1915. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. Before we begin today I would like to ask you to devote one minute of silence in respect of the members of the Australian and New Zealand military who have served and died in in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations throughout our history.
For this week’s mini missions I am going to encourage you to declutter some of those items you have been clinging on to for toooooooo long. You know the items I am talking about here, things you just haven’t been able to press the reject button on even though they have been in your radar for a while. There is always something holding you back, some lame reason for hanging on, none of which are because you love the item and want to keep it. The reasons you still have these items will become apparent as you start to work through the list for the week but lets face it, you already know the reasons you just haven’t done anything about it. Yet!
Monday – One I might need it some day item. (If it makes you feel better find someone you know nearby who will take this item off you, then if you do need it you can borrow it back.)
Tuesday – One clothing item that you keep telling yourself…
- will fit you one day.
- will be great for the right occasion (that occasion hasn’t arisen for two years what makes you think it is going to).
- is too good to give away and besides it cost a lot (even though it went out of date years ago).
- I love it and I am sure it will come back into fashion soon.
- etc etc etc
Wednesday – Either repair or arrange a repair on a brocken item you have been keeping because you intend to use it again . If it isn’t important to enough for you to fix quickly then perhaps you don’t need it as much as you think you do. If that is the case then just declutter it. Right now it is just wasting space and tormenting you.
Thursday – One expensive item you keep clinging to because you paid good money for it. (it will never realise its value if it never gets used. Learn from your mistake and move on. Sell it if it makes you feel somewhat better about the waste.
Friday – One item that you keep trying to use up but never seem to get anywhere with. I recently decluttered a bunch of scrap paper that I have been trying to use up for years and have hardly made a dent in it. I am going to donate it to the local school this week now that they are back from vacation.
Saturday -One sentimental item.
Sunday – If you have grown up children, choose a childhood item you have saved for them and ask them if they want it. Chances are you are saving a whole lot of stuff for people who just don’t care. If they do want it, give it to them and get it our of your house. If they don’t want it then you are free to do what you like with it.
Good luck and happy decluttering
Today’s Declutter Item
All of these cell phones have seen better days. I have taken them to the recycling box at my local Office Works store.
My Gratitude List
- Something that made be laugh ~ My husband likes to spew forth what he tries to make sound like true and interesting facts but is really just pulling our legs. It makes me laugh to think that he keeps trying even though we never believe him. In fact we wouldn’t believe him if is was true anymore just because of his reputation.
- Something Awesome ~ Free herbs from my neighbours garden. I save so much money and he loves to share.
- Something to be grateful for ~ Dinner in the oven, a glass of wine in my hand and peace reigning in the house.
- Something that made me happy ~ Watching all the people enjoying an afternoon stroll along the breakwater at Bobby’s Beach.
- Something I found fascinating ~ Passionfruit flowers ~ how can there not be a higher being orchestrating life when there are things as amazing as this to be found in nature.