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Weekly Decluttering Ideas: January 4 decluttering decluttering ideas Jan 04, 2021

Weekly Decluttering Ideas: January 4

Welcome back to another set of 5 things to declutter this week! Today, I’m sharing another list of five overlooked items you might have in your home that could be decluttered. 

Before we get into the list, if you are new to decluttering, you might benefit from my 10-Step Plan to Start Your Decluttering Journey. This is a free guide that helps you start decluttering the right way, and you get your copy by clicking here.

Duplicate tools: Tools have different uses and come in different sizes, but is there really a point to have 2 or even 3 of the same exact tool?

Your “To-Do” list: Do you have an overly long to-do list...

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5 Things to Declutter This Week: December 28 decluttering decluttering ideas Dec 28, 2020

5 Things to Declutter This Week: December 28

Happy Monday! I am back with another installment of Decluttering Ideas of the Week, where I provide 5 different decluttering ideas each week to help you stay motivated in your journey to declutter. To help you gain some decluttering motivation or inspiration this week, here is a list of 5 decluttering ideas for the week!

“Not worth the cleanup” appliances: Many people have appliances that are a pain to clean once we’re done using them. If you have any appliances that you avoid, specifically because of how hard it is for you to clean, is it really worth keeping?

Extra candles: How many candles do we need? If...

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Decluttering Ideas of the Week: December 21 decluttering decluttering ideas Dec 21, 2020

5 Decluttering Ideas of the Week: December 21

This is certainly a busy time of the year for many families, but it could be a helpful time to open up some major space in your home, your wardrobe, your bookshelf, and more, especially before there are new items likely coming into your home. To give you some decluttering ideas or motivation for the week, here are 5 items you can declutter this week! 
 

Old outdoor furniture: How often do you use the furniture you put outside? If it’s been a few seasons and still in the garage or shed, maybe it’s time to decide if it’s really worth keeping.

Books you haven’t read and probably won’t: Many of us...

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This Month’s Decluttering Ideas: December 14 decluttering decluttering ideas Dec 14, 2020

This Month's Decluttering Ideas: December 14

Are you looking for some decluttering ideas to try out this month? If so, you are in the right place! Give one (or all) of these ideas a try to help you simplify!
 
Extra dining room furniture: Do you have larger pieces of furniture in your dining room such as a china cabinet or buffet table that take up a lot of space? If you’re not getting any value out of these and what you keep in them, maybe it’s time to declutter them and free up a lot of space.

Stock-piled bathroom items you no longer use: If you have a larger amount of products stashed such as soap or shampoo and conditioner that you stopped using, consider...

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Weekly Decluttering Ideas: December 7 decluttering decluttering ideas decluttering inspiration Dec 07, 2020

5 Decluttering Ideas of the Week: December 7

I hope your December is off to a great start! This is a time when many are looking to simplify prior to the holiday season. To give you some decluttering ideas or motivation for the week, here are 5 items you can declutter this week!
 

Unused gift cards: Who doesn’t love free money? Make a plan to use up any gift cards you still have laying around, whether for yourself or even use them to give gifts to others in your life.

Unused exercise equipment: It’s always great to stay healthy and get some exercise, but sometimes the equipment you meant to use when you bought it goes untouched. If you don’t...

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Decluttering Ideas of the Week: November 30 decluttering decluttering ideas decluttering inspiration Nov 30, 2020

5 Decluttering Ideas of the Week: November 30

Happy Monday! I am back with another installment of Decluttering Ideas of the Week, which is my new series where I provide 5 different decluttering ideas each week to help you stay motivated in your journey to declutter. To help you gain some decluttering motivation or inspiration this week, here is a list of 5 decluttering ideas for the week!

Dishes “too nice” to use: Why keep dishes you will never use? If you can’t find a good reason to use them, think about giving them to someone who will or consider donating them.

Extra throw pillows: It’s nice to have comfy pillows on the couch, but how many are really...

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Decluttering Ideas of the Week: November 23 decluttering decluttering ideas decluttering inspiration Nov 23, 2020

5 Decluttering Ideas of the Week: November 23

I am pleased to announce a new series coming to Abundantly Minimal: Decluttering Ideas of the Week! Each Monday, I'll be sharing 5 different decluttering ideas that you can let go of to help motivate you to keep moving forward! Of course, make sure you are decluttering intentionally and decide what works best for you.
 
Here's the list for this week!
 
Unused magnets or papers on the fridge: Keep your fridge clean and remove the items that are not currently adding value to your life.
 
Excess seasonal kitchen towels: How many Christmas towels are really needed? Decide how many seasonal kitchen towels are needed and consider...
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Minimalist Living 101: Think Like a Minimalist minimalist living minimalist mindset Sep 21, 2020

Minimalist Living 101: Think Like a Minimalist

A minimalist lifestyle does not just apply to the amount of stuff you have. Instead, it is very much tied into how we think. Thinking minimalist or intentional thoughts can make it much easier to make simpler and more intentional choices, no matter what we are talking about. 

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While there are many ways that people can develop a minimalist mindset, I will address three key concepts in today's post!

3 Ways to Think Like a Minimalist

1. Overcome Functional Fixedness: The term functional fixedness refers to only seeing one use or one purpose for each item that we own, rather...

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