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.
This week I haveÂ dedicated the mini mission to those pesky memorabilia items. This kind of clutter is often the sort that most people have trouble detaching themselves from. We donâ€™t need an abundance of stuff to remind us of those we love, what we have achieved or the good times weâ€™ve had. A few very special items is generally enough. Without further adieu here are some suggestions for things you might find you can happily live without.
Monday â€“ Old birthday cards
Tuesday â€“ A family heirloom you possibly never really liked. Give it to another member of the family.
Wednesday â€“ A souvenir.
Thursday â€“ A childhood or baby item of you or your children.
Friday â€“ A diary or journal.
Saturday â€“ Any memento that is boxed away somewhere where you rarely see 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.