Festive Season Break

Well it is that time of year again and like many people I will be focusing on family and friends at this time. Therefore 365 Less Things will be on a break until just after the new year. So to all those out there celebrating one holiday or another I wish you all the best of the season in hope that you stay safe, healthy and happy. Any may you all have a very happy New Year celebration.

Cheers Colleen

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About Colleen Madsen

Colleen is the founder of 365 Less Things and lives in Newcastle, Australia.


  1. I’m praying about the cafe hostage situation in Sidney. Only God can make Peace on Earth.

    • Sadly lives were lost Gail. Sadly less than a week later a tragedy on even greater scale has occurred in North Queensland with the lost of eight children aged 18 months to 15 years. All so sad.

  2. I agree with Gail. Praying for the safety of your neighbors, Colleen.
    God bless all.

  3. Your blog has meant a lot to me in 2014, inspiring and guiding my journey of self discovery and clutter reduction. I hope your holiday is full of love and good cheer. I look forward to new posts in the new year!
    Love from a fan in Canada

  4. Have a Merry Christmas, Colleen, and may your New Year be blessed.

  5. Have a peaceful and happy holiday, Colleen.

    And the same to my fellow readers.

  6. Merry Christmas, everyone, and I hope you have a super 2015!

  7. Mele Kalikimaka and Hau’oli Makahiki Hou (Merry Christmas and Happy New Year) to everyone from Hawaii!
    Looking forward to 2015 and the sharing of more ideas and inspiration that all 365’ers offer with so much aloha spirit.

  8. Merry Christmas Colleen and all! I look forward to catching up here in the New Year!

  9. Have a good break, Colleen … here’s wishing you and everyone here a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year (with shout-outs to Michelle, Ann and Andréia).

  10. Happy Christmas Colleen, you deserve to have a good break – how you come up with different ideas for your posts after all this time is a mystery to me!

    • Hi, Janetta. The way I look at it, Colleen lives and breathes her mantras of decluttering and reducing consumption. She thus presents information from various angles for her readers, who are at different stages of their decluttering journeys. Passion always shines through.

  11. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season Colleen. Enjoy your break. Thank you so much for all the time and effort you put into 365, you constantly motivate and inspire me. Merry Christmas everyone, I look forward to more great posts and comments in 2015!

  12. To Colleen and all the 365ers: Have a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful and clutter-free New Year.

  13. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Colleen! Thanks for another great year of advice, inspiration and encouragement. Looking forward to “seeing” everyone on here again in January!

  14. Have a nice and joyful holiday break everyone!

  15. Thank you everyone who have left messages above. And I am very pleased for those of you whose decluttering efforts have been helped by 365 Less Things, not only over the last year but the years prior. It has been a please to experience, from afar, the improvements in your lives due clearing away your clutter. I for one know how good that can be.

  16. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Colleen! Hopefully, 2015 will be quieter and simpler for me and I’ll be back on a more regular basis!

  17. A bit late but I hope you had wonderful holidays and celebrate a nice new years eve

  18. A friend of mine just linked me to this site. My houses/condos/apartments have always been cluttered… clean, but cluttered. So tomorrow gives me one more day before I kick into action on New Years Day! I think I’d like to subscribe to your regular Newsletter.

    My quest is to declutter before my current lease runs out which might make declutterring a little less stressful.
    Thanks for all the good advice.

    Sheryl in Asheville, NC Great New Year Wishes for all

    • Hi Sheryl and welcome to 365 Less Things. At least your homes have been clean and cluttered but you might be surposed at how easy the cleaning process become when there is less clutter to clean around and under. It is worth making the effort to declutter just for that. One of the inspirations behind my decluttering was to reduce the amount of dusting of fiddly little bits.
      I recently helped a friend declutter whose lease was up on her apartment and I know how stressful that was for her. It was her choice to move but it had to be done in a hurry because she quickly found somewhere else to move too. Fortunately she had also come to the conclusion that stuff had to go and wow did she let go of some stuff.
      I wish you success with your declutter. My best advice is to focus on the joy of each items that leaves your home and don’t dwell on the size of the task. You goal need only be the next item and before you know it space begins to open up.