Archives for March 2012

Simple Saturday ~ The joy of decluttering

I found an enjoyable way to declutter some more of my craft supplies. I put together a card making kit for my niece and nephew after receiving a handmade card from my niece for my birthday this year. How cute are they?!!!!!!!!!! Today's Mini Mission Today is a good day for decluttering excess useless knick knacks. Go for it! Continue reading

Friday’s Favourites ~ 30Mar2012

On Fridays at 365 Less Things I share with you my favourite comments from my wonderful readers and my favourite web finds of the week. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I did. Favourite Comments. Enjoy! Last Saturday I asked my readers to suggest blog posts they would like us to tackle here on 365 Less Things  and this one from SHIRLEY DO was the most unique yet sensitive of them all. For the full benefit of this comment please also read the responses from Shirley's fellow 365'ers. Sadly it may be you one day who is faced with this decision and it pays to be prepared. If there is anyone Continue reading

Product packaging

Last Saturday Bronwyn made this request in regard to what to do with product packaging. Since I have some experience with this issue I figured I would jump in immediately and  write a post about it. As anyone who has been reading 365 Less Things for some time will know, my husband's job requires us to move every now and again, sometimes interstate, sometimes overseas. So as you can imagine I have had some experience with moving. What I do know is that there are some items that are best moved in the packaging they arrived in. Items such as televisions, computers, collectables, printers, Continue reading

Cindy’s Weekly Wisdom ~ It’s Not Yours Anymore

Cindy's Weekly Wisdom Last week, I talked about shopping at the Goodwill, and we all felt a bit of dread: what happens to our stuff when we let it go?  I know the definitive answer to this question: It's not yours any more. I came to this perhaps obvious realization last week. For years, I have had a queen size air mattress with a leak that I have never found. I've tried to find it while using it (and slowly, slowly getting closer to the ground), and I tried to find it earlier this year when I blew it up just for the purpose of locating the leak. I was not successful. So last week I Continue reading


On Saturday Jane requested for me to write a post based on "Clothing. Buying (and only keeping) clothing for the person /lifestyle I aspire to be verses the person/lifestyle I really am/have. I am intrigued with this suggestion, especially since she used the word aspire in it. I would always advise clothes shopping to stay within the guidelines of a style the person is comfortable with unless they are ready for a change. And even then I think I would ease myself into that change an outfit at a time. I would think it is a risk to step outside of ones comfort zone too hastily or you could end Continue reading

Mini Mission Monday ~ Too many of a good thing

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. Some clutter items are just odd things we have no need for anymore while others we just have far too many of a similar thing. This week we will attempt to reduce clutter that we have too many of. See if you can declutter more than one of each of the following categories. Monday - Books Tuesday Continue reading

Simple Saturday ~ Post requests

Hi everyone, it's Saturday again, they come around so fast. This week I just want to ask a simple question.  Actually I want some post ideas but also ones that are of interest to my readers. So the question is... What would like me to write about in an upcoming post on 365 Less Things? Please confine your answers to 100 words or less. Thank you. Continue reading

Friday’s Favourites ~ 23Mar2012

On Fridays at 365 Less Things I share with you my favourite comments from my wonderful readers and my favourite web finds of the week. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I did. Favourite Comments. Enjoy! Being as I have been away for the last couple of days so I haven't had much time to get through all the wonderful comment received. So my list is a little short this week. I do appreciate each and every one of them though and look forward to reading and responding tomorrow. How frustrating this situation must have been for Becky. But she found the perfect solution in the end. I loved Continue reading

Baby Clutter

My post on Tuesday regarding clutter foisted on you from other well intentioned people inspired one readers to send me an email. I am so excited for this reader, even though she sees a potential problem looming I am thrilled for her. Not only because of her happy situation but because she has already discovered the joys of living with less before starting a family. What a great opportunity to for getting it right. My children were 18 & 20 went I embarked on my more minimalist lifestyle and although I am sure they will tell you I was a miser there were a lot of things I could have done Continue reading

Cindy’s Weekly Wisdom ~ Shopping at the Goodwill Outlet

Cindy's Weekly Wisdom My thrift-store shopping girlfriends, Holly, Natalie, and I hit The Goodwill Outlet last month. Goodwill, I believe, is the most common thrift store in the United States. In Austin, the Outlet is where everything not sold at the neighborhood stores goes to die (at least that's how I think of it). It's a massive, one room warehouse with another massive room for processing goods, and a separate area for the local offices of Goodwill - in total, a 124,200-square-foot (11,538 square meters) building. There's definitely a "last chance" quality to the store. Everything is Continue reading