Archives for June 2011

Mini Mission Monday ~ Maybe not your favourite tasks

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 I would torture you all with some of the decluttering jobs we sometimes dislike the most. If you are lucky they may be the ones you actually enjoy so don't cringe too much. Good luck! Monday - Today I would like you to spend a little time decluttering photos. I got Continue reading

Simple Saturday – Odds & Ends Box

This really was a simple little declutter mini mission. The box of odds and ends involved had not even been opened in some time and most of what was in it was well and truly redundant. Some bits found their way to the bin, some in the donation box and just a few things were rehoused elsewhere. Before   After As you can see there wasn't much left after the unnecessary stuff was removed and I soon found new homes for that. Now I have put the box aside for the time being until I decide if I have another use for it or if it should be decluttered too. I always find it Continue reading

Friday’s Favourite Five ~ 3Jun2011

Once again it was a strong week for insightful comments and here are the five I selected for you not to miss. I loved the words of wisdom at the end of this comment from Kelley ~ Having done quite a bit of decluttering this year it’s clear to me how much better I feel with less stuff around… Read the entire comment here. If you read no other comment this week make sure you read this one by Deb J it is a perfect example of what slow and steady decluttering is all about ~ Oh how I know what you mean about “interesting” papers... Read more I have received several comments from Chelle this Continue reading

How strong is your retail resistance

It has been some time since I dedicated a post to consumerism and how that affects our clutter situations. The generation of items that become redundant in our home is near to unavoidable especially if you have a growing family. Children outgrow everything, clothes, shoes, beds, toys, books... even us parents eventually, 'hopefully". Therefore so long as there are kids around there will always be maintenance decluttering to keep up with the things they grow out of. As for us adults, all going well, we will wear our clothes out rather than grow out of them. Other things we use will also become Continue reading

My Journey to Now: Day 365

Cindy's Weekly Wisdom If you live in the US, you're reading this on May 31, the last day of my 365 challenge. Ah, let's all say that together, "365 Days of decluttering." Sounds nice, doesn't it? How did I get to this point? What have I gotten rid of? What have I learned? The Journey In 2002, my family of a 2 1/2 year old daughter, husband and I bought a well used house in a very nice neighborhood. An 86 year old widower lived in the house, which hadn't been remodelled or updated in dozens of years. You can use your imagination! Within 3 months, we had another daughter. With these two Continue reading