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Task 28 – Declutter 52 things in 52 weeks challenge

A new Decluttering task will be published on the blog each Tuesday.  I will share a link to the task on facebook and in the Tuesday Daily Task newsletter (subscribe to newsletter here). Follow along on instagram with hashtag #declutter52 View previous Decluttering Challenge Tasks here My definition of purge – sell, donate, repurpose or […]

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  • How did you know this was my no 1 on my to do list today too?! I can’t wait to get it to zero. Seeing that number of unread emails stresses me out!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      love your to-do list strategy Christina, did you manage to get through them all?ReplyCancel

  • I actually do this every day. I have the Mailbox app so I always go to bed with an empty inbox.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Carly, please tell me more of this Mailbox app you speak of… what does it do, is that it’s name, is that for the mac and work with apple mail??ReplyCancel

  • Karina

    A few years back I went to work in PNG where I wouldn’t have access to my email for 6 weeks at a time. Before I went I ruthlessly unsubscribed to **everything** – it took weeks and weeks of opting out of mailing lists. Once they were gone I realised I hardly missed any of them and now I try hard not to sign up in the first place.

    Now I organise my email based loosely on the David Allen “Getting Things Done” principle: email gets moved into one of the following folders:
    - Action items (things I need to do / reply to)
    - Items pending (don’t need to do anything but might be waiting on eg, online purchases, e-tickets etc)
    - Things to read
    - Archives (folders in themes / years)
    I have found the first two folders really helpful as these things used to get lost in the inbox.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Love this strategy Karina, I’m going to google and look into it further!ReplyCancel

Task 27 – Declutter 52 Things in 52 Weeks Challenge

A new Decluttering task will be published on the blog each Tuesday.  I will share a link to the task on facebook and in the Tuesday Daily Task newsletter (subscribe to newsletter here). Follow along on instagram with hashtag #declutter52 View previous Decluttering Challenge Tasks here My definition of purge – sell, donate, repurpose or […]

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  • Margie

    I recently looked at a few bomboniere items from friends weddings. Some of them more than 10 years old. They are just gathering dust on a display unit.
    Permission to CHUCK please!!ReplyCancel

  • Joanne

    The flamingo are beautiful! I have been working really hard this year (with the guidence of yourself and Peter Walsh!) and have found this one the hardest but most rewarding. I had boxes of beautiful china and ornaments handed down to me packed away in a cupboard so nothing would happen to them! After MUCH general declutter I tackled them and now I have some precious memories on display where they will also become memories for my kids. Some things I was putting away for them when they are grown but I think if they haven’t seen and enjoyed them as kids why would they want them when they are adults? Would be no memories for them! Thanks Katrina :) ReplyCancel

  • H.

    I like to keep just a few things on display and store others so I can rotate them when I feel the need of a change. If there are too many bits and pieces to dust I feel as if my house looks turning into a museum.ReplyCancel

Task 26 – Declutter 52 things in 52 weeks challenge

A new Decluttering task will be published on the blog each Tuesday.  I will share a link to the task on facebook and in the Tuesday Daily Task newsletter (subscribe to newsletter here). Follow along on instagram with hashtag #declutter52 View previous Decluttering Challenge Tasks here My definition of purge – sell, donate, repurpose or […]

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  • Natasha Thorpe

    That’s funny that this is your declutter task today-I had just finished throwing out my old receipts before I opened my email lolReplyCancel

  • I don’t even want to think about my reciepts. It’s on my to-do list next week and I’m very scared!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Do it while in front of the TV Carly… you’ll get through it quicker :) ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Wilson

    It’s a great job to get out of the way whilst sitting in front of the wood fire – no shredding requiredReplyCancel

Task 25 – Declutter 52 Things in 52 Weeks Challenge

A new Decluttering task will be published on the blog each Tuesday.  I will share a link to the task on facebook and in the Tuesday Daily Task newsletter (subscribe to newsletter here). Follow along on instagram with hashtag #declutter52 View previous Decluttering Challenge Tasks here My definition of purge – sell, donate, repurpose or […]

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  • Amy Clemente

    why dont you put up some pretty sheer curtains on that small window for some privacy? could be lovely :) ReplyCancel

Task 24 – Declutter 52 Things in 52 Weeks Challenge

A new Decluttering task will be published on the blog each Tuesday.  I will share a link to the task on facebook and in the Tuesday Daily Task newsletter (subscribe to newsletter here). Follow along on instagram with hashtag #declutter52 View previous Decluttering Challenge Tasks here My definition of purge – sell, donate, repurpose or […]

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  • Lynne Krog Vorster

    I am a neat freak when it comes to my cupboards. BUT I hoard books and papers and forever having to go through them but throw so little away. I have wrapping from my stork parties 28 yrs ago. ReplyCancel

  • Oh, I certainly do have a hallway cupboard and it’s a bit interesting. I had to rearrange it completely after my kitchen renovation and I discovered I would no longer have a “third drawer full of crap” and I had to do something with all the bits of crap that I need (string, matches, birthday cake candles, spare keys, labels, candles, those ties for freezer bags, alan keys etc), but had nowhere to put them.

    So hallway cupboard shelf(which was also full of crap)it had to be…

    The hallway cupboard shelf and third drawer have now been consolidated – I have four of those plastic boxes with compartments and one has batteries (sorted by size); one has washers and screws and fixings; one has all the stuff that was in the third drawer and one has tape (electrical, duct, masking etc). There’s a caddy with tools and a proper screwdriver set and miracle of miracles, it’s remained orderly for three months.

    (The rest of the hallway cupboard has wine, Bailey’s, assorted spirits, the filing cabinet, plastic bags, re-useable supermarket bags, the bread maker and the iron in it)ReplyCancel

  • Lynne Vorster

    I am a neat freak when it comes to my cupboards, BUT a terrible hoarder. Boxes and boxes of papers, cards, books, etc, even stork party wrapping from 28 yrs ago. All in good condition.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Can you part with the paper Lynne??ReplyCancel

  • I love that your TV and HDMI cables are all in order. Tuck them away at the back for safety.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      can’t have all the cables showing!!ReplyCancel

Summary of 2014 today’s tasks to date

I’ve had so many emails over the past couple of months asking me if I had a list of all the previous today’s tasks. I decided to create monthly summaries so if you miss some or get behind you can go back and catch up. If you’re new to the blog or don’t know what the […]

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  • Kirsty Luke

    Great idea and really useful for those of us (me) who have fallen behind.ReplyCancel

Task 23 – Declutter 52 Things in 52 Weeks Challenge

A new Decluttering task will be published on the blog each Tuesday.  I will share a link to the task on facebook and in the Tuesday Daily Task newsletter (subscribe to newsletter here). Follow along on instagram with hashtag #declutter52 View previous Decluttering Challenge Tasks here My definition of purge – sell, donate, repurpose or […]

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  • Silvia Llorens Colongues

    I have already done the job of organising DVDs and CDs. All the boxes recycled. Cds and DVDs in coloured covers in a little box separated with labels by colours by types of films or music. Now they are all in two small boxes rather than in three towers!!! Could send you a picture but don’t know how …!!! Good luck!!!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Letson

    I’m pretty sure Ben Stiller actually wrote and/or directed Reality Bites too. Great movie and soundtrack!ReplyCancel

  • Ashleigh Louise Payne

    Had my CDs purged for me in a flood a few years back. Would love to have them back no matter how much dust they collected. As we don’t have a TV antennae we watch DVDs a lot so I only donate a few that are truly terrible and I would not watch again.ReplyCancel

  • Melitta Walker

    Already did this a while ago, put all CD’s on my computer harddrive, kept a few sentimental ones the rest went to vinniesReplyCancel

Task 22 – Declutter 52 Things in 52 Weeks Challenge

A new Decluttering task will be published on the blog each Tuesday.  I will share a link to the task on facebook and in the Tuesday Daily Task newsletter (subscribe to newsletter here). Follow along on instagram with hashtag #declutter52 View previous Decluttering Challenge Tasks here My definition of purge – sell, donate, repurpose or […]

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  • charlotte

    I also have fine hair with new growth, what sort of brush do you use for your hair?ReplyCancel