Mini Mission Monday ~ Mixing it up

mini-logoMini 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.

There are all sorts of reasons why things become clutter. Here are some missions that might get you thinking and searching your home to find something that matches the description. You may also be surprised how quickly you will find that item.

Monday – Repair something that has become clutter because it is broken or declutter it to someone who has the skills to fix it.

Tuesday – Declutter an item that you only keep because it was once useful to you. If it isn’t useful to you anymore it is just clutter.

Wednesday – Scan your home for an item that has become so much a part of the scenery that you haven’t even realised it isn’t useful to you anymore.

Thursday – Declutter something that has been sitting in a storage area for quite sometime but still isn’t being used.

Friday – Give something that has become heirloom clutter to another family member who would be happy to become the caretaker of it.

Saturday -Declutter something that you have more of than you really need for the sake of convenience rather than necessity.

Sunday – Sunday is reserved for contemplating one particular item, of your choice that is proving difficult for you to declutter. Whether that be for sentimental reasons, practical reasons, because the task is laborious or simply unpleasant, or because the items removal requires the cooperation of another person. That last category may mean that the item belongs to someone else who has to give their approval, it could also mean there is a joint decision to be made or it could mean that the task of removing it requires assistance from someone else. There is no need to act on this contemplation immediately, it is more about formulating a plan to act upon or simply making a decision one way or another.

Good luck and happy decluttering

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About Colleen Madsen

Colleen is the founder of 365 Less Things and lives in Newcastle, Australia.


  1. Colleen, I think we have something in each category. Good mini-missions.

  2. Today is first day back at school for term 4! Alas both my girls only have a few more weeks until they are off on study leave before exams, so I will have to make the best of this time! Good mini missions!

    I see that Black Friday is coming up in USA soon. LOL Black Feiday means something else altogether here, it’s when a Friday lands on the 13th, not the day the shops get out of the red.

  3. I love these mini-missions – they really help me focus. It’s not even about the stuff, it’s about the emotional baggage that goes with it all!