Simple Saturday ~ Clever Furniture

Before we get on with today's Simple Saturday post I just wanted to let you all know that I will have limited access to the internet for a few weeks.. My blog posts are scheduled to publish as usual but I may not always be able to respond to comments. So chat among yourselves and I will chip in a little when I can. There are some guest posts scheduled during this time so you might want to address your comments on that day to the author of the post. I will be back at the helm again full time at the end of the month. Enjoy! Clever Furniture Anita recently requested that I do a post about Continue reading

Simple Saturday – Declutter Your Pet’s Tags

Does your pet wear a collar and tag? If you have a pet, I hope the answer is, "Of course!" Today is a great day for inspecting your pet's tags. Are they still legible? Are they still accurate? If you have a tag from Home Away or another finding service, dial the number and make sure the information they have is correct. Does your pet only have current tags? I once found an animals whose owners kept putting on new rabies tags like they were charms on a charm bracelet. Remove the extras. Heaven forbid your pet should get lost, but we all know it's possible. Even the shyest cat or Continue reading

Simple Saturday ~ Just for a laugh

You get a call that you need to go clean out Aunt Martha’s storage garage because she died.  And, you are told to bring a trailer.  Sounds like a pain in the rear but out of respect for your Aunt Martha, you comply.  Later you send the following letter to your boss. Dear Boss, I'm resigning effective immediately! The reason for my resignation is that I cleaned my aunt's garage this morning before coming to work, and realized I don't feel like working anymore. See for yourself...    Scroll down ⬇ ⬇ ⬇ ⬇ ⬇       ⬇ ⬇ ⬇ ⬇ ⬇ I only wish my readers had Continue reading

Simple Saturday ~ School Paper Clutter

I received an email from Monica this week in regards to my opinion on what to save of kids school papers.  Here is her query... Your post about your daughter returning home prompted me to ask the question about the "treasures" collected from children at school.   Recently my two high school children "went through" all the special awards, certificates and artwork I had collected for them from their primary school years all neatly filed in plastic sleeves in lever arch files.   They didn't throw anything out and I am reluctant to as well but they do take up lots of space in our house and, are Continue reading

Simple Saturday – Buying a Little Happiness

According to the January/February 2012 issue of Money magazine, you'll be happier if you "Spend a Little a Lot of the Time "The Reason: Frequent small indulgences give you greater happiness than occasional splurges, according to a growing body of research covering everything from the pleasures of chocolate-chip cookies and massage chairs to lottery tickets and good grades. "The Resolution: Skip big-ticket purchases in favor of smaller ones you can spread out. Instead of splurging on dinner and a show, eat out one weekend and go to the theater the next. Rather than a designer dress you might Continue reading

Simple Saturday – Is There Money in Your Decluttering Future?

I almost wouldn't not believe these stories of decluttering financial windfall if I had not been personally involved in every one of them. Story One is my own. Last year I was tidying up my fireproof safe that contains my most important papers (birth certificates, wills, passports, etc.) and discovered an envelope containing $500. I was shocked for about 30 seconds before I remembered that I had put that money in there after Hurricane Rita, which affected the Gulf Coast, about five hours from where I live, and the giant city of Houston. In the mass exodus, many locations did not have Continue reading

Simple Saturday ~ Declutter those foreign coins and help

Do you have any foreign coin cluttering up a drawer in your home. Even though this post is Australian oriented I am sure if you check out your countries UNICEF web site or contact them they will have a similar foreign coin initiative. Every airline I have travelled on have collected coin for this purpose. So if you have travelled overseas and have foreign coin sitting around unused why not declutter it and help children's charities. Drop off foreign coins at any Commonwealth Bank An exciting initiative launched by the Commonwealth Bank and UNICEF is encouraging Aussie travellers to make their Continue reading

Simple Saturday ~ The microwave oven story

Today I wanted to share another little story with you regarding a thrift shop donation. To be correct it really wasn't a donation it was me acting as a go between. Confused? Well here's the full story. A man came into the thrift store where I volunteer. He had a microwave oven to donate. Now for reasons unknown to me we can not take donations of microwave ovens so I had to refuse the offer. I suggested to the gentleman that he check out freecycle.org but he looked somewhat confused and I got the impression that the oven was going to end up in landfill if I didn't do something. The man had Continue reading

Simple Saturday ~ Wise words

Today I wanted to share this video with you there is no need to watch the whole thing although I would if I were you, it is a great story. The part I wanted you to see is from 4:10 to 6:00 Why you should have a party everyday And before you go, below is a photo of all the papercrafting supplies the our reader Deb J has been decluttering this week. Well done Deb! Have a great weekend everyone and happy decluttering! Continue reading

Simple Saturday ~ New Year’s Resolution

If you are looking for a new year's resolution consider pledging to declutter an item a day from your home everyday during 2012. That's 365 less things you will have cluttering up your home by 2013. Whether you think you are fairly organised and decluttered or you haven't even begun decluttering yet this pledge is not difficult to adhere to. At the start of 2010 I know I was organised and thought I was reasonably decluttered but I set the challenge to decluttered a thing a day thinking I might run out of things before the year ended. Not only did I not run out but in 2011 I have Continue reading