Monday, January 16, 2012

Monday Nook And Clutter Busting


Now, isn't this the most perfect home office, work nook? Plenty of storage space and just enough desk space for the essentials. A great way to keep the clutter at bay. If you don't have the room, you have less chance of filling it up with 'stuff'. Well, that's how it sort of works for me, having lived in a smaller space over the past 18 months! 

I am having a great time sorting, decluttering and packing up my life for my house move in a few weeks time. It feels so good to do an inventory of your possessions and ruthlessly remove any that are not "useful or beautiful". Thank you William Morris.

I'm using Courtney's  'Five in Ten Rule'  from her blog, 'Be More With Less', for not only my wardrobe but my kitchen bits and pieces as well....... and books and magazines lying around.....pulling out five items (that I haven't worn or used in the time I have been in my current abode), in ten minutes, and then boxing them up for my favourite charity: www.giveit.org.au. 

I keep in mind many of Courtney's clutter busting 'Mini Missions', that I have participated in over the past year or so, as I sort and pack up my home. Her 'One Is Enough' challenge has really helped me pare down my makeup bibs and bobs... but like most... a girl has to have more than one lipstick and polish! The essentials have been easy to pare down to one though. 

We have one week left of the school holidays.... so yesterday, while we were mooching around wondering how we were going to make the last week of holidays memorable, we spontaneously decided to spend it down at the beach. The last hurrah of sorts. We're heading off there today.... after a quick trip to 'the shed' of course... to send out some stuff. I'll blog from the beach :)

Happy Monday!
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12 comments:

  1. I wanna go to the beach. I'm sulking. I have to find things to do with these kids for another 2 weeks!!!! Arrrr! Happy thoughts Katrina, happy thoughts .... xo

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  2. Only one week! Hasnt the holidays gone fast. Too fast really. Hope you can fit in lots of last minute fun. Fiona

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  3. Well if it's any consolation K, it's raining here in Brisbane! Word is the coast is just overcast. We're still going as we got a 5 night super deal and there's no stopping my boys from having fun in rain, hail or shine.
    A-M xx

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  4. Last week already? Our kids don't go back till the 2nd February. But then, yours finished earlier, didn't they? I do wish all the states would coordinate their school terms.

    However long they've had off, it's never enough....I have the end of holiday sads myself; I'm back to work today. Poo!

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  5. I'm soaking up every minute of my last two weeks of holidays! Bliss!

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  6. The last week of school holidays and the weather is lousy. It is going to be a challenging week. Enjoy the beach, I hope it fines up for you. ;-)

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  7. Ahh the beach...Great place to declutter the mind...enjoy have a beautiful week A-M xx

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  8. I've just spent three weeks at the beach it was beautiful, even though the weather was awful! I think I need to move closer!! Have a lovely, relaxing day.

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  9. Speaking of the beach....we have a chance to house exchange in Mudjimba next August. Could you give me a clue as to beach weather during your winter?

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  10. Clutter busting indeed! Was hard rubbish today so over the weekend tried getting rid of bits and pieces...do hard to do sometimes! Cannot believe school is back so soon...

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  11. That study nook is gorgeous. I'm in desperate need of something like that at my place. Have a great time at the beach. We just got back from a week at the coast and it was lovely. Enjoy your time away. Ange

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  12. A-M, I have another 4 weeks of school holidays lying ahead of me! I do hope you can really relax before The Big Move starts. Thanks for the link to Courtney - I'm scooting over there now ☺. J x

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Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave me a comment. I love hearing from you. A-M xx