Friday’s Favourite Five ~ 12Aug2011

Here are my favourite five comments of the week. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Becky left this comment on the weekend about the advantages of the New Messy at her home.

This Comment from Cat’sMeow expresses how glad she is that the word is continuing to get out about the advantages for living with less.

Carolyn dropped in to leave her first ever comment and tells us about her “blessing in disguise” declutter experience.

Sharron shares how she changed the way she stores food in this comment in response to Cindy’s Weekly Wisdom this week.

Sue tells us about her unique plan to declutter in this comment, but make sure you also read Rachel’s response to Sue’s comment because she has a unique plan of her own.

Five posts from around the blogosphere I really wanted to share with you this week

Be More With Less ~ 10 ways you can have enough money and stuff ~ No more explanation necessary the title of this blog post by Courtney Carver speaks for itself.

Life should be the cats meow ~ Minimalist-approach-to-exercise ~ I love this post from one of our readers, Cat’sMeow, mainly because I use the same approach to exercise. If you feel like you are unfit just move more and see where that takes you. Putting too many expectations on your exercise routine can lead to inertia.

Here is a good blog post if you have been loosing your drive to keep working at your decluttering. Minimalist at ~ When your passion fire fades to a flicker

This blogger, who also reads my posts, has been linking to my blog a bit lately so I thought I would return the favour. Breathe Releaser Repeat ~ oh-thank-you-obligation-clutter

Here is an excellent example how living with less can make a big difference in your life or to your debt at least. Jenny at Exconsumer shares her success in this post ~ Happy Birthday To Me I’m Consumer Debt Free

Today’s Declutter Item

Yet another science calculator sold on eBay for a mere $10 but better that than having it lingering in a drawer somewhere unused.

Another Scientific Calculator

Something I Am Grateful For Today

The opportunity to travel and explore places I haven’t been to before. We are off to Tasmania soon and I am really looking forward to it. There is a new art Gallery there that should be quite interesting from all accounts.

It matters not how fast I go, I hurry faster when I’m slow

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About Colleen Madsen

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


  1. Thank you so much for the link Colleen!

    By the way, I loved your laughing photo from the newspaper publication earlier this week. You didn’t look crazy at all. 🙂

    • Thanks Jenny,
      Some of my favourite photos are of my mother laughing even more hysterically than that. I guess it just runs in the family. Laughter is the best medicine after all.

  2. Super blog links this week. I loved ’em all, especially “10 ways you can have enough money and stuff” and the comment in “Oh thank you – Obligation clutter” where she notes that despite the discomfort of actually having a regift discovered, it’s statistically a very small chance of discomfort, and everyone lived through the experience.

  3. I like the reminder about the calculator – need to get it on Ebay!

    • Hi Snosie,
      I hope you do well with your action. I have some more things to put on ebay now that I am home again from my mini vacation.

  4. Hi, Colleen…Thanks for choosing my comment, and thank you for the links too. I really like the minimalist approach to exercise. 😉

    • Hi Becky,
      I liked that link myself, now I just need to act on it a little more. I have been a little too sedentary over the winter and it is time to work of the results.

  5. Thanks so much for the mention, Colleen. You are definitely one of my main inspirations! Applying your insights into types of clutter is really helping me focus not just on what is easy to let go of (even I will have to admit I don’t need 4 whisks in my kitchen!) but on the things that really challenge me.

    • Hi Lori in OR,
      I realised quite early in my declutter mission that analyzing my clutter was key to helping me let it go. If you only focus on the memories, or the cost or the usefulness then you will never be able to let go. But if you get realistic about what the items really stand for and how that is effecting you mentally it becomes much easier to let go.

  6. Hi Colleen! I am out of town but managed to exercise just fine, by going for walks (it is nice and sunny where I am, so it does make it easy). I really liked the link about exercising, and I decided that I am not going to the Olympics :-D, just going to move around a bit get more healthy. Thanks for the tips.

    • Hi Andréia,
      that’s my girl. Everything you do is a help and all you have to do is add a little more movement gradually and you won’t even realise that you are exercising more and getting fitter.