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!
In this comment Wendy B demonstrates that all kinds of circumstances initiate decluttering. Well done Ian and Wendy.
Wise words form Ideealistin in regards to buying to resell. I have encountered more than one person in my life who bought to resell then stopped reselling. There homes ended up full of clutter. The buying became like any other addiction.
Yesterday we had four previously silent readers come forward to make their first comments. I felt inclined to share them with you. Enjoy! I appreciate every reader contribution to the blog and encourage you all to join the conversation. So welcome to Katy, Nanette, Leah and Purplej. I hope I haven’t missed anyone.
In this comment Marianne gives her advice on how to enjoy books and magazines without the clutter.
Favourite Web Finds. Happy reading!
This link for Becoming Minimalist gives good advice on why fewer toys are better for your kids.
I enjoyed this link also from Becoming Minimalist. It matches so well with the theme of my mini missions this week.
AndrÃ©ia sent me this link to an article about decluttering booksÂ After reading it I was a bit reluctant to share it here as the writer still had a vast collection. As it turned out she was a book reviewer. However I found the first few paragraphs too interesting to keep them to myself. And here is another one aboutÂ making a household inventory.
Here is another great article about including kids in the chores and decluttering from The Other Side Of Complexity.
Today’s Mini Mission
Having too many items of clothing to choose from can lead to baskets of unwashed and/or unfolded washing laying around. This can also cause wasted time making choices on what to wear. Declutter some excess clothing. Think about whether the number of clothing items you own represents the amount you really need or how often you can be bothered washing and ironing them. I DO NOT mean for you to consider washing small loads more frequently (that would be bad for the environment). What I am saying is do you still have several weeks worth of this seasons clothes in your wardrobe at the time you are doing a full load of laundry. If that is the case perhaps you are overstocked.