Monday, September 15, 2008

Maintaining your decluttered spaces & menu plan


We had a ball with the August Declutter Challenge last month.

Everyone was so motivated but I knew that if we didn't do something to maintain those beautifully decluttered spaces, 80% of our participants would fall back to their old ways.

It's nothing against you; it's just a fact of life.

If you don't change your lifestyle, you'll revert to your former ways.

Like with weight can go on a diet and lose weight because you've living on water and rabbit food (salad greens) but the minute you start eating normally again, you pile it all back on.

Remember The Friday Declutter Challenge was created to inspire you to live a decluttered lifestyle.

Even if you've decluttered things you can't really take pictures off (like email), just posting about your progress makes you accountable and gives you the support you need.

Your challenge for this week
  1. Decide on your plan of attack - work in one room until done, move around the house as things take your fancy, etc.
  2. Get to work - whether it's from one room, from many rooms, from your computer. Just do something, okay?
And don't forget to link up!

Now for my menu...oh, and there's a story to last week's one too

When The Other Marcia posted about mayonnaise last week, I threw out my menu for that night and made some of this pasta salad and it was soooo good.

I'm still not over the mayonnaise cravings so we had some pastrami, tomato and potato salad rolls for lunch on the weekend - YUM! Those really are a small slice of heaven!

For this week's menu, here's the plan...

Sausage, spinach and potato one pot

Spaghetti bolognaise

Chicken curry, pumpkin and rice

Pasta salad - I'm using lentils this time

Chicken burgers and weigh-less chips

Visit Laura for many more menus. There are now over 300 bloggers who menu plan every week!

And don't forget to visit on Friday to show off what you decide to declutter this week.


Elisabeth said...

Personally, I, for one, really really need to learn how to organize myself and all those stuffs that surround me. This page really shakes my energy to try declutter my lifestyle and in so doing getting all cleaned up.

Marcia said...

Hi Elisabeth

Welcome to my blog!

Have a browse around and use the search button to find solutions for your organising challenges :)