Sanna’s lastest 20 thing challenge update

Hello everyone! How are your challenges going? My original 3-week's challenge has ended, but I will keep going for another week as it has only now begun to get a little harder and I'd like to find some more hidden clutter to get rid of. The pace is getting a little challenging meanwhile, but I will do it for the rest of July! For me, it has been a success so far. I kept decluttering my 20 things a day and even got rid of some more (all together another week's worth). Mostly sewing supplies, photos, paper and office supplies had to go, but I also got rid of the odd item of clothing, dishware Continue reading

A late updare from Sanna and her 20 thing a day challenge

Sorry Sanna and Readers I should have published this post last Friday. Better late than never I suppose. I will be publishing this week's update tomorrow. Sanna's Update So, I'm in for almost 3 weeks and actually, I'm meanwhile 200 items ahead of my challenge. This week, lots of incense, recipes, more pens and pencils, a few books, notepads and more left the house. Fine weather made it possible to put a cardboard box with a "for free" sign on the sidewalk which made getting rid of these little items as easy as can be. I also went through my "memorabilia box" (which includes photos) and Continue reading

Mini Mission Monday ~ A little of this and a little of that

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. Another week another set of mini missions. Now what can we work on this week? Let s try some things that readers were working on last week? Let's see if you can remember a few and you can in turn check if your have similar items to unburden yourself of. Monday - Declutter a sentimental item that Continue reading

Growing

"Either you're growing or you're decaying, there is no middle ground. If you're standing still you're decaying. "What do I know that is absolutely, incontrovertibly true?" I sat there for about an hour and a half and all I could come up with is that everything changes. That's all I know with any certainty. It's all going to change, and flowing within change keeps us flexible and helps to develop a sense of humour about everything." ~ Alen Arkin from Wisdom (Life) by Andrew Zuckerman. What Alen Arkin says here is true, and one thing that occurs with change are different needs/wants. In my Continue reading

Mini Mission Monday ~ Little Stuff

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 thought you might like to have some mini missions that fit with Sanna's mission of getting rid of 20 little items a day. Getting rid of these may seem not to make much of a visual difference to your home, but you might be surprised how getting rid of small things can make a big Continue reading

An update from Sanna

Hello everyone! Colleen asked me to write a little update, so here it is. My challenge was to declutter 20 things a day for three weeks and possibly longer if I realized that there was still a lot more to go. As I started a few days early compared to most of you, when this post will be scheduled I will be almost two weeks in. I have by now decluttered more than 200 things around my home! I can't really tell whether it makes a difference for the home staying tidy yet. We had to reshuffle quite a bit as we now have a guest staying here and she brought some things of her own as Continue reading

Mini Mission Monday ~ Do, Don’t, Shoulda’, Must…

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's missions have a new twist on some old themes. You may have to get your thinking caps on to come up with what to declutter for each one. The mission revolve around helpful and unhelpful notions that we have concerning stuff. So take a look and see if you can come up with some ideas Continue reading

Reasons v Excuses

I have two telescopic tension rods, the kind you wedge between two hard surfaces to hang curtains from. The reason I still have them, even though I haven't used them since returning to Australia from the USA, is that they might come in handy one day. The excuse for falling into this old trap is that I don't think they are sold here in Australia which would make them nigh on impossible if not too expensive to replace should I find a use for them. Now how is that for a lot of rubbish. Oh, I admit to both that I do have these things for such a ridiculous reason.  I don't even like curtains, they Continue reading

Mini Mission Monday ~ Bathroom Cleanup

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's missions are inspired by what I store in my bathroom. If you have more than one bathroom focus on the one with the most clutter or spread them over both. No offence ladies but it is usually the females in the house with the most bathroom clutter. Be they the mother figure or the Continue reading

Who are you now

Does your clutter say more about the person you aren't than the person you are. Or perhaps the person you were, rather than the person you are now. Lets take "the person you aren't v. the person you are first. Do you have outfits in your wardrobe that are the latest fashion but don't really suit your taste or your body for that matter? Are there also pretty but uncomfortable shoes in there that you avoid using and when you do it is torture. Do you have ingredients in your pantry, shelves of dusty cookbooks or files of unused recipe clippings, and a kitchen full of rarely used utensils, pans Continue reading