Simple

Way back in the early days of my decluttering mission I wrote a post about keeping it simple. I stand by those words to this day and have pasted them below for you to study again. Here they are... Do SIMPLE things to improve your way of life. Keep your spending SIMPLE .buy what you need not things that just clutter up your space. Eat a more SIMPLE diet choose fresh ingredients that aren’t enveloped in wasteful packaging. Choose recipes that are SIMPLE to create using ingredients that can be used in subsequent meals so nothing goes to waste. Enjoy SIMPLE pleasures like a walk in the Continue reading

Mini Mission Monday ~ Keeping it simple

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. Monday is here again and we all know what that means, mini missions. When I sat down to write this post I racked my brain for something original but I have put together so many mini mission posts by now that there can't possibly be anything I have missed. So I decided to be specific instead. You Continue reading

Mini Mission Monday ~ Collecting Dust

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. For this week's mini missions I have focused on items that collect dust. I am sure I don't need to tell you yet again about the allergy issues surrounding dust collectors.  I could come up with enough missions for a month on this topic alone but here are six for you to be getting on with. Monday Continue reading

Mini Mission Monday ~ Out of the way places

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. So what are we going to get rid of this week. I think it is time for a little decluttering in those out of the way places that are easy to ignore. So lets get started. Monday - Declutter something from the garage, back yard shed or car park storage space. Tuesday - Declutter something from the Continue reading

Declutter while you clean

I received the following comment from Willow yesterday... "I like to do the mini missions when I am cleaning different rooms in my house. For example, as I was cleaning the bathroom, I decided to declutter the baskets we use to keep things organized (like my makeup, nail files). I pulled out all the old expired little medicine bottles and we were able to get rid of several which I will put in a plastic bag and recycle at the local police station tomorrow. It’s amazing what I find as I’m cleaning." I was amused by the comment and inspired to write this post at the same time. The reason Continue reading

Mini Mission Monday ~ All part of the process or progress

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. As we travel further down the road to minimalism certain things that were, or at least we thought were, useful become clutter as we realise that we really don't need them. It is all part of the process or should I say progress. Here are some missions that will help you identify some of those Continue reading

Mini Mission Monday ~ 17Mar2014

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. Monday - Choose a nook in your home where you would like more space. Perhaps a kitchen shelf or a drawer somewhere. Declutter a thing or two from that nook to achieve your space goal. Tuesday - Declutter something that you aren't using that could be helpful to someone else. Old eye glasses to be Continue reading

You can do things differently

Doodles blog post yesterday got me thinking about how out of character my decluttering method is to my usual behaviour. Of the seven sabotaging behaviours Doodle mentioned in the post, I am not guilty of any of them when it comes to my decluttering over the last four years. Although there certainly are a few that I would previously have thought I was susceptible to.  Lets go over them. 1. Do you focus on how much there is left to do rather than how much you have achieved? This is something I would most certainly have done in the past. I would be constantly looking at the volume of the task Continue reading

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 Continue reading

Mini Mission Monday ~ A little tricky

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 I am not going to make it very easy on you. But it is up to you as to how easy you take it on yourself. If you can't manage the missions declutter something a little simpler for you. Don't force yourself to let go of something you aren't ready for. Monday - Declutter something you have Continue reading