Minimize Monday – Week of June 11, 2012

This week, I grabbed a random box sitting in the middle of the floor. I have a few of these. They are the last items to be sorted before I can declare my basement clutter free. Fingers crossed, my basement will be finalized by the end of July!!









So, here’s what I found. A garden gnome and cute “Happy” pic that was displayed for many years at my mother-in-laws house before she passed.

Now, I’m not exactly “decluttering” my home of them, I am merely putting them where they belong. The gnome will go in the garden and the pic will be displayed. They aren’t meant to be cluttering up my basement in a box and wrapped in recyleables.

Well, that was my week. How was yours? Did you declutter an item or two? If you did, let me know. I look forward to next week. It’s exciting when you can see the project coming together ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. That Gnome is too funny!
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  2. Aww, what a cute picture! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  3. Good Morning Tina.

    Not sure if it’s just my computer but IE9 is showing your widgets (top right column as wonky). Google Chrome comes up fine (I didn’t check the others).

    The same problem might be why I can’t find your “subscribe via email” widget. Can you point me in the right direction and/or sign me up?

    Fellow CBNer.

    Regards, Sarah
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  4. I haven’t even started my basement, but wish I found some treasures like you did. Pretty basement by the end of July, that’s awesome!
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  5. Great idea! I’ve actually been writing a series of posts lately for a website about decluttering and organizing your house. It’s something I do regularly in my own house. Recently, we organized our daughters’ bedroom by buying a loft bed for my older daughter. It gave them more space to play. ๐Ÿ™‚ Today I need to hang their pictures up again (the loft bed means that several pictures need to get moved).
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  6. Wow. Seems like quite a few of us are in de-clutter mode! I really want to be “all Zen like that” and have NO clutter! I’m hoping this is not but a dream! lol
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  7. Congrats girl! I really have to get back to cleaning this place out!
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  8. Decluttering is so liberating and freeing! I’m sure you’d agree. ๐Ÿ™‚

    The gnome is super sweet. I’m sure it’ll look cute in your garden!
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  9. I love the post – it’s reminding me that every step counts! Trying to declutter every inch of my home and sometimes it’s overwhelming! I’ll let you know when I have my office done (soon, I hope! lol) .
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  10. Loving the inspiration! I’m going to get my office set up the way I planned if I keep this up!
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  11. De-cluttering refreshes the soul too, doesn’t it? We should definitely make it a habit to do away- or at least, put in their proper place- things which we rarely use. We should do the same with people as well. Get rid of those who send us negative vibes ๐Ÿ™‚
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  12. Putting things where they belong is always a good feeling. I noticed you no longer grab the Minimize Monday button and have your own linky, hope you are still enjoying linking up with Mommy Moment. Should I make the linky on my site a shareable one more like a blog hop?
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