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.
People collect all sorts of things from beetles & baby teeth to Cars and everything in between. I used to have an elephant collection once, but the thought of moving that around the country, while married to a service man, didn’t appeal to me and I let it go. But the one thing we all involuntarily collect, some more so than others, is dust. And the more stuff we own sitting on furniture, open shelves and sometimes even the floor, the more dust we are collecting. The good news is that there is a simple solution. Horizontal surfaces still collect dust however they are much easier to remove dust from than surfaces covered with trinkets and whatnots. So the simple solution is to minimise the clutter. IÂ could come up with enough missions for a month on this topic alone but here are six for you to be getting on with.
Monday â€“ I have given the bookworms a bit of a reprieve for a while,Â however, books are big dust collectors and also can become quite musty when kept in damp places without good ventilation. So this week how about decluttering ten books from your collection that you are least likely to read again.
Tuesday â€“ Declutter excess plush toys and then wash and air out the ones you keep. This is probably more than a mini mission but it is a job that needs doing occasionally.
Wednesday â€“ Declutter a couple of trinkets, knick knacks, whatnots or whatever you like to call them.
Thursday â€“ Declutter at least one fabric item that just sits on or drapes over furniture or hangs on a wall. Cushions, throw rugs, curtains, embroideries etc fall into this category. If they arenâ€™t being used chances are they are collecting dust and slowly perishing.
Friday â€“ Declutter a dusty old box of stuff that hasnâ€™t been opened for years. If it has had so little attention then you donâ€™t need or love the contents enough to keep it.
Saturday â€“ Declutter a piece of exercise equipment that you probably ought to be using but arenâ€™t. If you canâ€™t bring yourself to do that then start using it.
Sunday -Â Sunday is reserved for contemplating one particular item, of your choice that is proving difficult for you to declutter. Whether that be for sentimental reasons, practical reasons, because the task is laborious or simply unpleasant, or because the items removal requires the cooperation of another person. That last category may mean that the item belongs to someone else who has to give their approval, it could also mean there is a joint decision to be made or it could mean that the task of removing it requires assistance from someone else. There is no need to act on this contemplation immediately, it is more about formulating a plan to act upon or simplyÂ making a decisionÂ one way or another.