Friday’s Favourites ~ 25Oct2013

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!

Tuesdays post resulted in some great comments,  here are three of my favourites from…

Gillie who share the positive changes a tweak in her dog walking routine has made.

Moni who tells us how her parents have notice the changes in her home due to her slow and steady decluttering.

Lucinda who tells us about the differences a small tweak in her diet has made.

Nanna starts out this comment by saying she doesn’t think her decluttering shows all that much, but then goes on to prove otherwise. Decluttering doesn’t have to be obvious to others so long as it is making an obvious difference in your life which it sure seems to be for Nanna.

Christine tells us how she has curbed her need to acquire craft supplies.

Favourite Web Finds. Happy reading!

Here is another article on clothing decluttering ~

Here is the wedding dress article I told you about on Wednesday that Cindy brought to my attention. ~ ~ what-did-you-do-with-your-wedding-dress

I found this post via the Becoming Minimalist Newsletter.

Cindy also sent this next link to share with you. Start reading here but when you get to the bottom of the article follow The Dumpster Project link for some more interesting reading on the subject.

Today’s Mini Mission

Declutter something you have set aside to sell but haven’t gotten around to it. Either sell it now or give it away.

Eco Tip For The Day

 Don’t switch your dishwasher on to perform a cycle unless it is full.

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

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


  1. Colleen, the link to the dumpster articles isn’t working. Otherwise this is some great stuff you have here. I always enjoy Friday’s Favorites. I get new perspectives in things and that’s a good thing.

  2. RE: Wedding dress – I liked the story about the Grandma’s dress from Marshall Field in Chicago and how it ended up in the museum.

    • Moni, there were a lot stories in that article but I also liked that story. My mother still had her dress after being married fifty years. On her 50th Anniversary her eldest granddaughter modelled it at the party we had.

  3. Hi Colleen, Thank you for including my comment in the Favourites! I really enjoyed all the links and comments as usual. I haven’t been commenting so much lately but I never miss reading 365 Less Things every day as I love all the suggestions and ideas in the postings and all the discussion in the comments. There is so much wisdom and support and encouragement and it has all made a huge difference to me in how I live and think about things.

    This week I had a great success selling items on ebay which I would not have thought to do prior to reading this blog. I think Cindy wrote about decluttering items that are part of a set but are not used and I had kept that thought in the back of my mind about my food processor, several pieces of which I had never needed to use or had simply felt too intimidated by them! A few weeks ago the food processor itself stopped working; it was 25 years old and no longer manufactured and I couldn’t find anyone here who repairs appliances – the place that had repaired it 10 years ago had gone out of business. So we decided to list all the various bowls and blades in the hope that someone else might be looking for those obsolete parts, and sure enough everything sold, even the instruction booklet and recipe book. I am so pleased that the buyers have found parts that they really want and that were now hard to find. In fact, I think I am almost more satisfied at the outcome of this than I was at my original purchase of the machine, as it was always a bit too complicated for my purposes.

    • Hi Christine thanks for sharing this story with us. I did the same with my Kenwood mixer parts when it stopped working. Not only did they sell but the spares are so expensive new for Kenwood parts that my secondhand parts sold at a very good price. This was something I did way back in the first year of my thing-a-day decluttering mission.

  4. Hi there!
    It’s been ages since I wrote something here, but I just had to say that the link about the stickers really hit home here. I went straight to my sticker drawer and decluttered many of my old stickers, which I had saved for the one day when I need them. By now many had dried up or the glue had soaked through the paperlayer making it blotchy.
    I sometimes still struggle with the use it or lose it idea, as I was brought up with the idea of having ‘good’ stuff and ‘ordinary’ stuff and to save the good stuff for the best days.

    On a nother note having a one year old runnin g around the house has proven to be a great decluttering motivator, and I believe we own less than before her birth. Something I would not have believed possible beforehand.

    I keep coming back to this blog from time to time to keep my decluttering muscles inspired, Thanks for all the great ideas!