Mini Mission Monday ~ Room by Room

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.

We are going to spread our mini missions throughout the house this week. Choose whatever you’d like to declutter from the rooms /spaces that I mention below. I might even try this myself this week. It could be a challenge but when it comes to clutter I never cease to be amazed where it appears and that it seems to be endless. Lets see what you can come up with also.

Monday – Declutter something from your living room, lounge, family room or whatever you would like to call it.

Tuesday – Declutter something from your kitchen.

Wednesday – Declutter something from a bathroom in your home.

Thursday – Declutter something from a bedroom.

Friday – Declutter something from your study or craft area.

Saturday – Declutter something from the garage, attic or basement.

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

Eco Tip for the Day

Try to replace at least a couple of meat meals a week with plant based offerings.

It matters not how fast I go, I hurry faster when I’m slow


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

Comments

  1. Colleen, this room by room idea is good. I can do it quick even in my mind. Now if I just do it. Grin!!

    • Hi Deb J, I have found something in my kitchen (well more than one thing in my kitchen) and something in my living room. I have an idea for one of the bathrooms too and I dare say the second bedroom won’t take too much effort either. Imagine how easy it must be for someone who has just started to declutter their home. Oh and I have just thought of something on my balcony. Actually I also decluttered two things from my bedroom this morning. I did a trip to the thrift shop today so the things I did find have already gone. No changing my mind now. 😉

      • I think I am going to do all of mine in one day so that I an get them done and out of here. The longer they stay around the more Mom may think they need to stay. Plus this week is really busy and getting it done today will mean having it over with.

  2. The funny thing is, over the weekend I had gone around the house doing a ‘to-do’ list on each room and in each room noticed something to put on the ‘to go’ list.

    I’ve got to drop off a box to Goodwill this morning, its been sitting in the garage for sometime. Autumn has arrived here, and I want to have a sort out of our Winter clothes in the near future, Im sure the Goodwill people will appreciate some New Season stock in the next week or two.

    • Getting a head start on me Moni, well done you! As I said to Deb, I have already dug out some things and delivered them to the thrift shop. I’ll be looking for some more stuff tomorrow. I think we have been in our new place long enough to know that some things aren’t needed.

  3. I’m just going to add an extra thought – last week’s Mini Missions were a bit more advanced and I enjoyed them. By comparison this week’s are straightforward. Having said that, even though my house has been pretty heavily decluttered over the past few years……..I can still walk into any room and find something that could go.

  4. Colleen and Moni summed up the decluttering process quite well. It is endless and we will always be able to find something that needs to go. It really is never ending. Because who you or your ‘ohana (family) were last week, last month, last year may not be who you are today. As we evolve in our individual personal journey, things that mattered or were useful may not be any longer. So much easier to keep things moving both in and out when we look at it this way.

    • You are so right Kimberley. Keeping on top of those changes is the key. Also being sensible about considering what changes to make equals conscious consumerism.

  5. Hi Colleen

    Still on a roll here, now up to 267 items for the year woo hoo!

    I’m not going to be able to do the garage as that’s hubby’s domain and I don’t declutter his stuff (although he is aiming for 1 item per week – at that rate he’ll still be decluttering when he’s 150!).

    It really is amazing that you think a certain area is done but can always find something else to go 🙂

    • Judy – I am impressed with your husband doing even one thing per week. I am hoping that there are a lot of large items and so progress will be quite visible quite quickly!

    • Hi Judy, at least your husband is willing to commit to something. With a bit of luck the habit may catch on with him and he might ramp it up a little. I hope so for your sake anyway. 😉

  6. I like these and I think I can do them. Nice, easy and straightforward. 🙂

  7. Todays suggestion was to declutter something from the kitchen. I’ve been rather busy lately and haven’t been able to keep up with the decluttering ideas. Last night I accidentally broke the tail of a bird salt shaker that was part of a set. I’d been contemplating decluttering it anyway so it was a perfect accident. My husband thought I’d be upset at the loss of the item – nope! This morning I put both the broken salt shaker and the intact pepper shaker in a bag and out they went. They weren’t very expensive to begin with so I didn’t bother trying to re-home the pepper shaker. One less thing in the kitchen cabinet, and I still have another S & P shaker to use.

    • Hi Barbara, that does sound like the perfect accident. Or as I call it Natural Progression Decluttering. Being as it is natural that some things will be broken or just wear out and the decision is made for you.