Archives for February 2014

Mini Mission Monday ~ I would use it if…

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. Do you have items that with a little thought or effort could be transform from "I might use it if..." to actually using it. Or items that you might use if life changes so that you have the time or inclination. How about putting these mights into action or finally let the item go. Monday - Alter Continue reading

To err is human, to forgive divine.

We all make mistakes and it is unpleasant to admit them to ourselves. We have to remember that we are not perfect and trying to be so is a mission in futility. So don't expect perfection and most of all forgive yourself when mistakes are made. Some clutter items are simply errors in judgement when acquiring the object in the first place. Who hasn't done that? I know I have. I still make these mistakes from time to time even though I buy very few things these days and put a lot of thought into purchasing. Such items can seem like good purchases at the time and even get used to begin with, but Continue reading

Playing the game

I find myself frequently playing a game with my stuff,: would I take this with me if I was moving house? If the answer is no, my things are then divided into two groups 1) Get rid of it 2) I’m happy to hang on to this for now (e.g. craft supplies than are all neatly stored that I may use in a few years).With these things I decide to keep, the game is, I think, helping me to detach myself more and more from many of my belongings,  so it will be easy to let go of them when I really need to. Though the true ‘proof of the pudding’ will of course be is I ever move. In fact the increasing Continue reading

Triple the pleasure

Yesterday I received the following comment from Stephanie ~ "I just finished a use-it-up project on some leftover baby yarns that my late mum used part of, to do test work on a "masterpiece" crochet blanket for my son when he was born (he is 32!)  My blanket, which used 23 asst small balls/ball ends, is a non-masterpiece giant granny square LOL. It will be given away tomorrow, and I have started on a second use-it-up blanket. Pretty sure there will end up being 4 use-it-up blankets by the time that box is empty.  This is a good mindless TV project for me, and far better for me than Continue reading

Mini Mission Monday ~ Leftovers

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 get rid of some leftovers. That is stuff left over from times gone by that aren't being used or no longer have a place in your life. So lets get started. Monday - Declutter some leftovers from a craft project that you finished a long time ago and haven't used Continue reading