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.
Today’s mini missions concentrate on what, experience tells me, are usually the most cluttered areas of peoples homes. I visit these areas a lot in our weekly mini missions but lumping them all together in one week brings our focus to them. Especially if they resinate to you as the most cluttered areas in your home. Maybe due to your decluttering these areas are no longerÂ so cluttered but they are likely to be the areas to remain vigilant about. So lets get started.
Monday – Declutter a couple of items from your kitchen. Gadgets, utensils, crockery, glassware… In my experience this is usually the most cluttered room in homes. The more cluttered a kitchen is the more dysfunctional they become while efficiency in the kitchen is very important to a smooth running daily home routine.
Tuesday – Declutter a few clothing items. Wardrobes and clothing drawers are another commonÂ clutter problem area.
Wednesday – Declutter something from the bathroom cabinets. Focus on using up less preferred toiletry items or throwing them out if they are old and possibly no longer suitable for use.
Thursday – Declutter some items from the garage or shed. These places are often well stocked with usual items but also can be catchment areas for items rejected from the living spaces of your home. If there are items there that have been lingering too long, or there are unnecessary multiples of things, now is a good day to declutter a few.
Friday – If you still have a junk drawer in your home where miscellaneous random items get stashed, then it might be time to check out what has accumulated there and declutter what isn’t useful.
Saturday – If you have kids, declutter some outgrown clothes and/or toys. If not, declutter some of you own toys such as hobby items, electronic gadgets, DVD’s, CDs etc.
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.
Good luck and happy decluttering
Random Acts of MiscellaneousÂ Kindness
(Little thoughtful acts for no reason but to make a complete strangers life a little easier.)