Archives for March 2014

Sabotaging your efforts ~ By Doodle

Are there things you do to sabotage your de-cluttering goals? I got the idea for this post after reading “No More Clutter” by Sue Kay. She suggests the following as ways we undermine our decluttering efforts: Do you focus on how much there is left to do rather than how much you have achieved? Do you find your self apologising a lot to others and calling yourself lazy and other derogatory names rather than defining yourself in more positive language and a ‘work in progress’. Do you throw away essential things that then prove how risky decluttering is? Do you create such a mess when Continue reading

Mini Mission Monday ~ Room by Room

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. We are going to spread our mini missions throughout the house this week. Choose whatever you'd like to declutter from the rooms /spaces that I mention below. I might even try this myself this week. It could be a challenge but when it comes to clutter I never cease to be amazed where it appears Continue reading

Simplicity the payoff to decluttering

When I began decluttering it was all about downsizing to fit into a smaller home. However it didn't take long to realise that decluttering resulted in simplicity. Here are some ways in which my life has become simpler due to my decluttering. Decluttering displayed items means less dusting making housework simpler. Decluttering items inside cupboards and drawers makes it simpler to keep them organised and tidy. Less stuff in general makes it simpler to keep an entire home tidy. And when the house is tidier it is also simpler to clean the surfaces because there is less stuff to move Continue reading

Know yourself, know your clutter.

Way back at the start of my declutter journey it was obvious that my craft collection of tools and materials was way out of hand. Especially since I hardly bothered to find the time to use them. So I set about deciding which tools I used and which ones I didn't and which materials I didn't like so much. Separating the wheat from the chaff so to speak. As you can see there is a vast difference between the before and after shots above. But this didn't happen overnight. It happened gradually through several sorting sessions to decide what I use, what I don't and what I thought I never Continue reading

Sentiment v Obligation

I know I have written about this subject before but it is one of those issues that are worth revisiting every now and again. Especially for those struggling with it or who have only recently started reading my blog and don't have the time or inclination to start at the beginning. I know I wouldn't have that sort of time up my sleeve. I think most people who read my blog would have a certain number of true sentimental items in their home. These items are often things like baby ID bands, a child's old teddy, the glasses you toasted with at your wedding, Grandma's engagement ring... We all have Continue reading

Mini Mission Monday ~ A little tricky

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 I am not going to make it very easy on you. But it is up to you as to how easy you take it on yourself. If you can't manage the missions declutter something a little simpler for you. Don't force yourself to let go of something you aren't ready for. Monday - Declutter something you have Continue reading