Archives for September 2012

Blog Update ~ Your opinion

Hi my wonderful 365 readers. Last Friday I asked for your opinion on the Friday Favourite posts. I am glad to say you were all very supportive and I have decided to continue with Fridays as they are. Clearly I value your opinion about how 365 Less Things is presented and what is included so today I once again would like your opinions on a couple of other things that I have changed, added recently or am thinking of changing and that perhaps even you would like changed about the blog. Below are the subjects I wanted to raise for your feedback. Please feel free to give me your Continue reading

Friday’s Favourites ~ 28Sep1012

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! This comment from Jen tells how she has embraced the slow decluttering approach and the benefits there of. Loved this comment from Lena on how one small action caused a chain reaction resulting in only one thing decluttered but a whole lot of satisfaction gained. GreyQueen left this comment in response the Cindy's post this week ~ Makes me want to have another sort through of my Continue reading

What we want v what we need ~ A guest post by an anonymous reader

This post is about what we want as a home against what we need. Recently I bought a house. I already lived in this house before I bought as a tenant. When the house came on the market I had first option so I buy it. A few years ago (5 or 6) I would never had bought this house, because I always had this sure feeling that, when I buy a house, it would be something twice as big as this one. My house is about 100 square meters – 3 nice bedrooms, a living room, a laundry room, 2 bathrooms, kitchen and my home office – and the total land space we have is about 250 square meters. I thought I Continue reading

Cindy’s Weekly Wisdom – Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Should

Cindy's Weekly Wisdom I live in a neighborhood where the houses are all about 50 years old and are between 1500 and 2000 square feet. Most have 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and a 2 car garage or carport. Almost all are one-story houses. The house just around the corner was a bit smaller than most and had been poorly maintained. When the original owner decided to move last year, it wasn't long before the new owners knocked the house down to the ground and scraped away the foundation.  A few months passed and contruction began on the new home. The architect left the house plans in the permit Continue reading

Find The Passion ~ Feel The Joy

So many people know that their homes are over cluttered, they can feel the oppression of it, but they just can't bring themselves to deal with what seems like such a monumental task. Just last week I was having a phone conversation with my mother-in-law about this. She often reports to me what she has been decluttering lately but she still looks at the stuff around her and the items she has mounting up in the garage to sell or donate and thinks "It is such a big task still ahead!". I told her the same thing I tell my readers "It isn't you know, it is just one thing a day." She was proudly Continue reading

Mini Mission Monday ~ What is clutter made of?…

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. ...Well that is an easy question ~ everything imaginable that is what clutter is made of. So this week I had a little fun putting together seven mini missions based on the substance of what clutter is composed. Have fun with them. I am looking forward to hearing about what you come up Continue reading

Newcastle Area Readers

Newcastle (Australia) Area 365ers Who would like to get together for a chat and a cuppa with me I was hoping we could do this sometime during the first half of october. If you are interested please comment below with your availability and location preferences. Any weekday is good for me except Wednesdays. There are so many great cafe's in the Newcastle area where we could meet up just let me know if you have transport requirements that limit your options. I am not even sure how many of you there are out there but even if it is only one that would still be great. I am always ready for a Continue reading

Simple Saturday ~ Another guest post from Moni Gilbert

Here in the southern hemisphere we are heading towards Spring and I cannot wait for the days to get longer and the temperature a bit warmer. As we have trudged through Winter we have had our share of coughs and flu's doing the grand circuit through the household. I am, as usual, the last person to go down with the flu and just back on my feet again after two days in bed. Of course, my husband is sure I (Moni) could not have had what he just had because he couldn't get out of bed for five days whereas I (Moni) seemed to be able to roll out of bed to collect the girls from school and to deal Continue reading

Friday’s Favourites ~ 21Sep2012

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! Deb J agrees, through first hand experience, that the brain can be retrained in this comment. Laura took all the right steps to do the right thing to dispose of out of date medication that she found in her medicine cabinet. She shares her experience in this comment . For anyone in Australia ~ I believe every pharmacy/chemist in Australia will accept expired medication so it is a easy Continue reading

Unfettered: unrestricted, unrestrained, no longer tied down.

A Guest Post by ~ Deb J As I have been following Colleen’s blog and the comments we make I realized something very pivotal for me. By decluttering my home, my clothes, my lifestyle my computer and my mind I am becoming unfettered. I used to be restricted to having company only when we had time and energy to get out all the china and silver, and put on our “company best.” Everything had to be a production of monumental proportions. The house had to be spotless and so clean you could eat off the floor. This was a leftover from my upbringing, a result of being raised that everything had Continue reading