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.
Sometimes we overlook the tiny stuff when decluttering because it isn’t going to have a big and immediate impact on reclaiming space, but every little thing counts. So this week we are going to declutter some tiny stuff.
Monday – Do you have more stationery than you are likely to need in a lifetime. I did once, until I saw sense and whittled it down. Today declutter excess pens, paperclips, drawing pins, staples or the like. Donate them to a local school, everything they don’t have to pay for is a bonus to them.
Tuesday – I have a lot of pairs of earrings because I can make them myself. I am going to sort through them today and find some I don’t really wear and donate them to charity. Why don’t you do the same.
Wednesday – Nuts, bolts, screws and other small hardware items tend to build up around our house so we declutter them periodically. Why not check your supplies today and declutter the excess.
Thursday – Hair clips and hairbands have a habit of wearing out but then just get picked past instead of discarded. How about going through your hair grooming items today and sort the wheat from the chaff.
Friday – The children’s toy box often has tiny bits and pieces left behind when bigger items have been declutter or broken little toys that are overlooked. Declutter those today.
Saturday – Do you have a place where you amass recipe clippings that you quite often never get around to using. Purge them to the recycling bin today. Scan them first if it makes you feel better. There is an endless supply of this type of aspirational clutter out there so if what you collect hasn’t been used in a couple of months just declutter it.
Sunday – There is often a drawer or basket in homes that accumulate tiny misplaced items that belong elsewhere in the house. Hairbands, lego parts, rubberbands, twist ties, displaced buttons and pretty much anything mentioned above. If you have such a collection point now would be a good day to relocate and declutter the contents.
Good luck and happy decluttering
Today’s Declutter Item
Now here is an example of little clutter that has a tendency to build up over time. We keep them “just in case” but really how many of the same thing does one need, even just in case. Hubby has purged these after reading that article about $20 or 20 minutes from The Minimalist blog last week. Even though I don’t believe in purging stuff with the intent to replace it if necessary I also see no point in being over cautious with supplies. Especially since I see lots of these particular items coming through he thrift store all the time.
Something I Am Grateful For Today
We had a nice night out last night with friends. What could be better than spending time with people whose company you enjoy combined with a meal you didn’t have to cook or clean up after.