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 weekâ€™s mini missions address items that you may not have considered decluttering in the past. They aren’t really things you can just get rid on in the ten minute mini mission time frame but you can use ten minutes to give them your consideration. I first wrote these missions in 2013 so I am actually hoping that you have moved with the times and have already eliminated most of them from you home by now. With all of these items you could instigate a trial separation where you donâ€™t use them for a month and see how you cope.
Monday â€“ Consider decluttering your home phone. Do you really need a static phone as well as a mobile for each person in the household?
Tuesday â€“ Consider decluttering your second television or the third one if you have that many. Letâ€™s face it how much time do we really need to waste sitting around watching TV or videos.
Wednesday â€“ Do you really need an alarm clock when your cell phone can carry out this task. Consider decluttering it.
Thursday â€“ Declutter a piece of furniture, especially if its only purpose is to hold items that need dusting. Hopefully your previous decluttering efforts might have freed up such a piece by now.
Friday â€“ Declutter a filing cabinet. Once you have decluttered your accumulated paperwork and have become realistic about what you really need to retain in the future, perhaps decluttering your filing cabinet, or at least downsizing to one with less drawers, would make sense. The lack of excess filing space may encourage you to stay on top of the paper clutter in the future, having no place to store it out of sight out of mind.
Saturday â€“ I have mentioned this next item before but not often. Consider decluttering your second fridge or freezer. I know that some people use theirs for economic purchasing reasons but if that is not the case do you really need it. Many second fridges in Australia are used almost purely for storing beer and soft-drinks (soda), neither of which are good for you when consumed in large quantities and/or too frequently.
Sunday – 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 simply making a decision one way or another.