Tag: De-cluttering

Minimalism Mastermind!

In the UK, there was a BBC television quiz programme called Mastermind, where the quizmaster used to say ‘I’ve started so I’ll finish’ if the buzzer, signalling the end of a round, sounded mid-way through a question. I’ve applied that principle to some ideas and goals I have. For those of you interested in Belbin,…

Half measures

I’m much better at de-cluttering than I used to be. By which I mean, I make better decisions regarding what I want to keep, rather than trying to decide what to discard. But one thing that helps me, when I get a bit dithery about making a decision, is taking a half-measure. Rather than de-cluttering…

Digital clutter

Can we have a quick chat about digital clutter? There are loads of posts, articles and even TV programmes on de-cluttering at the moment and I think it’s terrific. There’s something about the beginning of a new year that energises us and makes us (well, some of us) look at our stuff in a different…

Minimalism and identity

Do you know why I used to find de-cluttering tough? Because I felt I was throwing out little bits of me. Do you know why I now find it easier? Because I know that’s not true. Let me back up a little …..   Looking back, I think I used to identify myself through my…

Decluttering resolutions

I told Mr. Minimal-Lol about my idea for decluttering resolutions. He thought I was resolving to declutter even more in 2019 and a look of horror passed over his face. Oh, it’s a constant balancing act when a minimalist lives with a maximalist! While I probably will declutter from time to time (trying not to…

Overwhelmed by clutter

A friend of mine had the sad, but necessary task, of helping an elderly relative move into some sheltered accommodation. Her relative needed to downsize so she asked me to give her a hand. I was quite excited – a de-cluttering project!! Right up my street. However, when I got to the house, I felt…

Clothing duplicates

Who says you can’t have too much of a good thing?! When I was doing my first major clothing de-clutter, I found I had a lot of duplicates.   For example, I actually had … Readers of a nervous disposition, please turn away now! 5 pairs of black trousers!!   Now, if you had asked me,…

5 tips for de-cluttering your wardrobe

There’s definitely an autumnal chill lurking underneath this lovely September weather. So, yay – autumn capsule time! This week, I’ve been refreshing my wardrobe in readiness for autumn. I took my usual steps of reviewing my summer capsule, letting go anything which wasn’t working for me and selecting clothes for my autumn capsule. This process…

Shoe shakedown

For some time, no matter how often I de-cluttered my wardrobe, inexplicably, the shoe section remained intact. No rubbish bin cast a shadow over its existence; its ongoing survival was undisputed; it always lived to fight another day. It wasn’t that I didn’t know it needed de-cluttering. But I’m one of those awkward people who…

Minimalist make-up

One thing I’ve minimalized quite a bit is my make-up collection. See, even that word – ‘collection’! I had different types of foundation, mascara, lipsticks, blushers …. I had foundation for winter; I had foundation for summer. I had mascara that lengthened, that volumized, that did both and very frequently, did neither!   But –…