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Focus On The Little Things

Today I am focusing on the little things. 


One thing that I've learnt about decluttering is that all the little things do add up.

Even if those little things don't seem like they would make any difference on their own, they make a difference.

You know that saying 'look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves'? It's the same with decluttering.

Declutter the little things and the big mess will disappear on it's own.

Focus on the little things and the big ones take care of themselves

5 Little Things that Together Make a Difference


Tools that I never use because I have nicer ones that actually work for me.

tools that aren't used are just clutter

A zip I could repurpose after using the shirt as t-shirt yarn, but I already have a zillion other zips, I have no need for more. I don't even like zips.

excess zips are just clutter

String from repairing my string bagIt's string! I have loads more nicely wrapped on it's little reel, I do not need to keep this string. But to make myself feel better I did use the green bit of the string to tie the pin box closed.

used damaged  string is just cllutter

Little pins that could be really useful for something, but I've got lots of pins already and I always reach for my sewing pins instead of these ones.

pins are useful if they get used otherwise they are just clutter

The broken thimble that I should have gotten rid of but didn't when I first reconginsed it as clutter.

even if it's as small as a thimble, if it's not used it's clutter

Individually each of these things don't seem like very much. They even seem useful.

lots of little things start to add up to a lot, a lot of clutter

But together they add up to a lot and the truth is that in my home they are just clutter. And clutter is not useful. Clutter stops me from being able to do the things that matter to me. I'm saying goodbye to clutter.

Declutter the Little Things and the Big Mess will dissappear on it's own.

What little things are you holding onto, but are really just clutter?

16 comments:

  1. I totally agree! It's the small things that we tend to overlook and they create the big things! I love being able to clear out broken items or the things I don't use anymore. If they are large enough, I sell them on Craigslist!

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    1. It's great when you can get a bit of spare cash for what is just clutter in your home.

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  2. Thanks so much for stopping by!
    I have been decluttering too. It seems to be the thing to do in blog land!!

    HUgs,
    Deb

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    1. I guess bloggers and creative types are a bit prone to clutter, it gives us something to blog about =D

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  3. Oh my goodness, I need to read this regularly to remember! I may use that ribbon someday...paper clips are useful (even though I could never use all the ones I have!). So silly!! I hate wasting but it wastes my time dealing with it all. :)

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    1. It's incredible how much time it wastes! It's so easy to think it will be useful, I'm trying to remember I'd rather spend the time it would take to look after this stuff to be doing other things. You're right, it really is silly of us to hold onto it. Lets give it all to goodwill for someone else to enjoy :o)

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  4. Good challenge... it is easy to hang on to things "just in case".... sometimes that is okay, sometimes not... either way there is so much we should get rid of... and starting with the little things sounds like a good idea. :)

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    1. Individually they all seem to be okay to hold onto, it's when it all adds up to whole lot that it's not I suppose.

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  5. This is something I'm working on as well. I hold on to things "just in case". I have been holding onto a lot of scraps of things, some that are even too small to use.

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    1. That's me too. It's crazy and I want to live for now instead of just in case. I've been much better at not holding onto those little scraps of things as I declutter and realise how much time it is taking me to sort through them all. That is time that could be better spent elsewhere.

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  6. Absolutely! We're moving a lot right now and all of those little things I would normally save just end up taking much-needed car space!

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    1. We haven't got much storage in our house and there's just no-where to keep the extra's. It's even harder when your moving. I've actually been asking myself 'what if we moved, would I take this?' as a way to figure out if I should get rid of stuff or not.

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  7. These are always great to have around. I'm starting a little stash too.

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  8. This is awesome! Such crafty things you've got goin' on here, but also such a great reminder for life in general.

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  9. What do you mean clutter is not useful?? You are having another fever and fit. Lie down immediately with a cold cloth on your head! lol
    I'm so proud of you and all your progress.
    WTG!!

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    1. I think this may have been the last things I decluttered from the sewing room. I really need to get it together and face in there again, it's almost warm enough to head in there. Perhaps a little lay down first...

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