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 â€œfunâ€ for you to achieve some quick decluttering.
This week, for our mini missions, we are going to visit little nooks and crannies around the house which may have, up until now, remained untouched by human hands, or the vacuum cleaner for that matter, during our previous decluttering efforts. I will list seven places I have thought of below, but if you have already taken care of these areas or you donâ€™t have them in your home make some up for yourself. Donâ€™t just declutter these areas give them a clean up as well.
MondayÂ â€“ The bottom of your linen closet.
TuesdayÂ â€“ A corner of your garage, attic or basement.
WednesdayÂ â€“ The cupboard under the stairs.
ThursdayÂ â€“ Under your bed or any other bed in the house.
FridayÂ â€“ The cupboard/space under your laundry or kitchen sink.
SaturdayÂ â€“ The top or bottom shelf of the pantry.
SundayÂ â€“ A blanket box, shoe box, toy box or tool box.
Good luck and happy decluttering
It matters not how fast I go, I hurry faster when Iâ€™m slow
The silverware drawer! I had to empty mine out a little while ago and ick! The dust that gathers in there, especially in the boxes dividing the silverware.
The drawers around the house! Whenever I want to de-clutter some obvious stuff I open any drawer in the house (with the honourable exception of my 3 kitchen drawers) and there is ALWAYS something in them to de-clutter. Always. I think I will get to it now! Good week, everyone!
A good list of nooks and crannies! As I’m reading down the list of mini-missions my brain is flashing to each location and yes there is something in each spot that I’ve been meaning to get back to or investigate further.
Deb J says
I love the nooks & crannies idea. There are so many of them in any house.
These are good ideas. In our attic, which is finished, down each side are little half doors and then you can crawl in the sides. The sides are about 4 feet wide and they are pretty much stuffed with junk and my husband’s daily work papers for about the last 10 years! Oh how I wish we could get rid of those hundreds of pounds of paper!! However, it has saved his bacon to pull out old paperwork to prove something had either been done or not been done. Construction plans, daily work sheets, his personal log books of how something was constructed. Ugh.
However, not all of it is his junk. I’m guilty too of cramming things in there.
My office at school has five desks. For years, there were three permanent office occupants and often a 4th transient, and the 5th desk held the fridge, coffee maker, and snacks. This summer, everybody but me cleared out of the office, so I’ve been working on cleaning it out. Kind of a sad thing to clean out the left-behinds of my friends who moved on, but it is good for things to be used rather than sit idle.
Intensive decluttering earlier in the year was helpful more recently, when I have been too busy finishing up with school to do a lot of housework. Much less work to do these days! I think it is likely that we will move in the next 6 months, so I should make a second pass through everything to reduce the burden of moving.
i think the linen closet is really tough to get cleared. for one thing, a towel is a darn handy thing. even if it is towel # 349. hee hee.
i have moved the second rate towels out the garage, but am still challenged by this particular declutter assignment.
Dana, you never know when you might need a good towel, for washing the car to washing the dog! 😉