Archives for September 2011

Mini Mission Monday ~ Is your clutter bothering someone else?

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 we are going to remove some clutter that might be bothering someone else in some way. If you decide to take on this weeks missions be prepared for it to be confronting at times.  Monday - Ask your partner/husband/roommate if there is something of yours in your shared living space that Continue reading

Simple Saturday ~ Time for another what am I

This What AM I has something to do with a very famous brand. Can you guess what it is. Send in your guesses and we shall see who is the clever one. The answer will be the Item of the Day on Monday. Continue reading

Friday’s Favourite Five ~ 16Sep2011

Oh my! This weeks comments had me hitting highs and lows and I am kind of glad it's over. Here are my favourite five, they are an eclectic batch, I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. I received this comment from Paul (his first) which contained a link about perfectionism in business that was quite interesting. Check out the link as well because much of what it says could apply to decluttering or any walk of life. I loved reading about Snosie's attempt to declutter the leftovers in her fridge in this comment. It had such a multi-national theme. This comment is Jo's response to all the Continue reading

Lingering Clutter

Jo's story from Saturday's post brought my attention to this box of clutter sitting awaiting decision in my craft room. It has been there for a while in the ebay staging area awaiting action. Action had been taken on a couple of items and they did not sell. Some items I am not sure what to do with while others had no business being there in the first place and ought just to have been donated already. This scanner has been superseded by an all in one printer, copier, canner, fax model some time back. It had been hidden away in my son's room until we did a reshuffle in there when his new Continue reading

Cindy’s Weekly Wisdom – Disaster Preparedness

Cindy's Weekly Wisdom A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about decluttering your pantry, and one of the things I discussed was keeping food for emergencies. I commented that I live in an area that is not affected by many sudden disaster such as being snowed in, flood water, hurricanes, or tornadoes. Well God and nature decided to prove me wrong in short order. Here's one I had not considered and has suddenly been the only topic of conversation in our town: wildfires. Texas had its hottest summer ever and, in fact, was the hottest state in the United States this year. It also hasn't rained more Continue reading

Regrets, traditions and reality.

I personally feel that anticipating regrets, especially attached to objects, is a waste of time. It's like clinging to old routines or traditions just because of their history, we put aside the fact that they are inconvenient or obsolete just because they are familiar. To give you an example of that ~ Lets talk about Christmas. My mother loves for all of her children to come home and be together at Christmas and is disappointed nearly every year by the fact that this rarely happens. Two of us live no less than 900km away, one of which due to spouse's work commitments only gets four weeks Continue reading

Mini Mission Monday ~ All-over fridge freezer declutter

Although it is September twelve in Australia today it is September 11 in the USA, a date that will forever remain a day of tragedy and grief. I remember that day, getting up in the morning to see the horror unfold on my television screen in Seattle. I also remember not being able to drag myself of the couch in the hope that I would see the rescuers bring people alive from the wreckage of the twin towers. Alas I hoped in vain. When I finally did leave the house I remember feeling the urge to wrap my arms around every American I saw and tell them how sorry I was for what had just happened to Continue reading

Simple Saturday ~ A comment from Jo

For Simple Saturday this week I just wanted to share a comment that we received last week-end in response to Cindy's Weekly Wisdom ~ What's intimidating you. Jo had been struggling with some items and finally came up with the solution. She wanted to share her story with us in case it might help someone else. Thank you Jo for sharing with and caring for your fellow readers. Jo's story Can you believe it, I’ve been thinking about this post all this time and trying to decide what my most intimidating items are. And realized today that my absolute worst items have been right in front of me Continue reading

Friday’s Favourite Five ~ 9Sep2011

Lots of great comments again this week and here are the five I have highlighted for your reading pleasure This comment thread starts here by Brenda (Her first comment) but it was the wisdom in Cindy's response about what she does with her clutter sales procedes that I wanted to share with you the most. Read this comment from Loretta on how she is using her declutter talent to make a workplace more efficient. This comment from Wendy B show real dedication to decluttering. She may be away from home and not able to declutter but it is still on her mind. Judy has found inspiration Continue reading

Change your attitude and change the world

I have just started reading a book called ~ A complaint Free World by Will Bowen ~ How to stop complaining and start enjoying the life you always wanted. I haven't got far in to the book but the story goes something like this. Will Bowen is a church minister who has started a movement to get people to stop complaining, criticising and gossiping. The idea is to use the 21 days to a better habit principal to stop yourself from participating in these futile negative behaviours.  He offers free purple bracelets to people who want to participate and whenever you find yourself complaining... Continue reading