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.
Last weekÂ AndrÃ©ia was telling me what a mess her bedroom us soÂ I set her the challenge to declutter and organise her it. I feel it is important that a bedroom should be a tranquil and restful space that is conducive to a good night sleep. There is no reason why an adult’s bedroom who has full access to the rest of the house to store their clutter should have an untidy bedroom. And since AndrÃ©ia was getting first hand experience performing this task I also gave her an extra task of coming up with this weeks bedroom clean up mini missions while she was at it. So here is what she came up with.
Monday-Â Pick up all the shoes and put them in their proper place. Leave none scattered around because they get in the way (as you get up at night to go to the bathroom, you might trip). (I dislocated my toe on one on my kids shoes when we stayed in a motel once so don’t underestimate the pain a little shoe can inflict. Colleen)
Tuesday-Â Gather all the clothes that are out of place, say the ones that are just pilling up on that chair because you wore them once and instead of putting them in the closet or wardrobe decided to leave them there to wear a next time. Except â€œnext timeâ€ you didnâ€™t find them, because they were not in their place. So, just put them all away, either back in their places or in the humper of dirty laundry.
Wednesday-Â Pick up everything that is on the floor. It might be clothes, childrenâ€™s toys, or whatever has found its way into your bedroom floor and should be somewhere else. Get a basket pick it all up, and if you have the time sort through it, otherwise, leave for the next day.
Thursday-Â You can sort through the basket and put everything away. If you managed to sort through your basket it is time to have a look at your closet, if you have one. If you have a hanger there, with clothes you wore once, and hung there to wear again, and the weather changed (like shorts and it got cold, or a heavy coat and it has been hot), put the piece of clothing in its proper place. Empty the hanger. Pick anything that is on the floor, like some dirty clothing that you just left there and would pick after. Have a look if your clothes are in their proper place and anything that is scattered in your closet should be put in its hanger/box/shelf.
FridayÂ -Â Time to look at surfaces in the bedroom. If you have a chest of drawers/dresser have a look on its top. A quick look to access if there is anything there that doesnâ€™t belong, and put it away or declutter it. Do the same with your nightstand. If you read before sleeping leave there only the book you are currently reading before sleep. Also put everything that you donâ€™t use at night away. Only leave what has to be there (like medication you have to take/ anything else that you need within your reach immediately when you wake up).
SaturdayÂ -Â If you have a dressing table it is time for it. Look at it and do a quick clearing job taking everything from it that you are either not currently using or that it doesnâ€™t belong there. As this is a mini mission donâ€™t go deep in drawers or boxes, just sort through the surface so you get it reasonable uncluttered. If you have containers with things that you use most get it organized, so that your dressing table looks organized.
SundayÂ -Â Make the bed. Have a look around see if anything is out of place and it needs to be put away. Pronto! Now it is time to relax in your bedroom and enjoy all that you have accomplished this week. And tonight you will have a restful place to lay your weary head.
Well done AndrÃ©ia, with both missions. I bet you now feel far more relaxed when you take one last look around your room before closing your eyes to sleep.
Good luck and happy decluttering
Today’s Declutter Item
Before I started decluttering I was happy to accept any freeÂ reusableÂ shopping bags that came my way. As a result I ended up with far more than I needed.Â I have already decluttered some and here are two more that I felt were excess to my needs. Once again they went off to the thrift store.
Something I Am Grateful For Today
I have had the weekend away visiting relatives while the men of the household went to the Motorbike GP on Phillip Island. We are not home yet but I am sure we are having a great time. The men folk made this pledge to get to the GP this year as for one reason or another it had to be put off the three years before. When we nearly lost our son last years we felt it was time to just do it. So if for nothing else we are grateful to still have our son to take. Hopefully by today we are also grateful that Casey Stoner (Our Aussie Champ) won the race and is now crowned this years world champion. Go Casey.Â