Archives for March 2012

Awkward clutter

People give things to friends and family members for all sorts of reasons and three of those reasons are 1. Gifts  2. Trying to be helpful and  3. Offloading things they no longer have a love of or need for. And each of these reason have their own sub-categories some of which crossover through all three titles. I will set out some examples below. Gifts They have one themselves and love it and wanted to share the joy. The intention is good but it may not contain the same joy for you. They know you have a collection of something and think you would be happy to receive another example. Continue reading

Mini Mission Monday ~

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 lets do some small space decluttering. The there are lots of little places in my house where little things hide that are subject to becoming clutter. Maybe you have some of these spaces as well. I will name the space and all you have to do is take a look and see if there is some clutter Continue reading

Simple Saturday ~ What am I

We haven't had a What Am I quiz for a while and I do have some rather odd decluttered items sometimes. So lets see if you can figure out what this one is. If you can't work it out I will post it as my declutter item of the day on Monday. For those of you who haven't played this game with us before it is simple to play. All you have to do is guess what the object/s is that I have included a close-up photo of. It is of course something that I am decluttering. Leave a comment with your guess if you want and on Monday you will find out if you were correct or not. There is no prize but I will let Continue reading

Friday’s Favourites ~ 16Mar2012

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. Wow what a busy week for comments we almost cracked 100 on Tuesday's post alone. Well done 365'ers. I was so busy answering them that I hardly had time to select some for today's favourites. I didn't have time to read other blogs either but I did manage to scrape together three articles for you to read. Enjoy! Favourite Comments. Enjoy! Sometimes stuff isn't the only thing that needs decluttering. Jane tells us Continue reading

Mad if you don’t ~ Mad if you do?

Clutter is often the result of buying now rather than wisely. This can apply to all sorts of products for various reasons. Here are two common reasons for purchasing this way. The first being that the item has bargain price you'd would be mad to pass it up. And second, the item may not be available later so you would be mad not to grab it now while you have the chance, avoiding future regret. Sound familiar? Here are some examples... Scenario ~ Sally was at the thrift store and saw a microwave oven plate that exactly matched the one for her oven and it was only $2. She had recently broken Continue reading

Cindy’s Weekly Wisdom ~ It’s Not Easy Being Green

Cindy's Weekly Wisdom Raise your hand if you consider yourself an environmentalist. Mine is up! But as Kermit the Frog says, "It's not easy being green." Being "green" and decluttering often do not feel like they go hand in hand. After all, you might *gasp* throw something away. You might discover that you cannot find another home for an item you no longer want or need. You may have to face up to the fact that you made foolish purchases that you now recognize as being bad for your wallet and bad for the environment. I was once told that for someone who's such an aggressive recycler / Continue reading

I uncomplicated this decluttering effort

Keeping in mind that I have been fitfully decluttering craft supplies for the last two years  today I did something a little outrageous. Well outrageous for me anyway. I threw some perfectly good mat board in the recycling bin. Yes you heard me I threw something perfectly usable in the recycling bin. The thing is they were also perfectly recyclable but it was a case of faff around with them forever or make an instant decision to get them out of here. I chose the later. You see I have a hard time wasting anything that is even remotely creatively useful and the mat board has been shuffled Continue reading

Mini Mission Monday ~ Time again for some aspiration decluttering

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. Aspirational clutter keeps raring its ugly head around my house. More to the point as I get more ruthless about decluttering more things loose their disguise of useful and expose themselves for what they really are to me. I bet you also have aspirational clutter clogging up you house and this 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

Friday’s Favourites ~ 9 Mar 2012

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! Here is Moni's clutter/declutter story.  Thank you for sharing Moni it all sounds very familiar. In this comment Sabrina lets us in on her thought process while trying to downsize her belongings to fit in a new much smaller home. Good luck Sabrina my mind is very much on the same process at the moment. Some of you may not like Jane's view on photos in this comment but you would have to Continue reading