Found a new blog today I love reading other people blogs. Hazeltree Farm’s blog is about de-cluttering your home/ life as well as living a sustainable and simpler life. Reading other people’s blogs is great as I find reading what other people are doing in their lives challenges me to stay on track and also to learn new ways to live the way we want to live.


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Hazletree Farm’s blog got me thinking – I think we’re on the right track but I know we can be more sustainable and we’re working our way there. I’m now more careful about what products come into the house and what we do with items when we’re finished with them. I hadn’t thought about the stuff already in the house, in the cupboards and in the draws. So I thought I would challenge us to de-clutter our house and get rid of some “crap” that is already in our place. I think I’ll do a room or a cupboard at a time and give things away on freecycle, take things to the hospice shop or if it’s valuable sell it on trade me. I think it’s time to get rid of some clutter in our home and not replace it with new things. So first to be chopped will be the linen cupboard.



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2 thoughts on “De-clutter

  1. September 14, 2010 at 4:37 am


    I don’t know how much “crap” you have, but I ended up selling/giving away about half of what we owned and I still feel like we have too much!

    It’s liberating to get rid of stuff. I love seeing drawers with just the right amount of stuff in them, and being able to find what I need, when I need it.

    The thing that surprised me is how little of the stuff I regret tossing – like, none of it. It was just a weight on my shoulders that I didn’t need.

    I reckon start with the kitchen utensil drawer first. The amount of stuff we kitcheny types collect – and I still can’t figure out why I have four potato peelers, when I rarely peel potatoes!

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I’m glad you’re enjoying it 🙂

    Leanne at

  2. September 27, 2010 at 8:33 am

    Hi, thanks for your help. I’m enjoying your blog. I love your passion. Haven’t done any de-cluttering yet but Plunket has a garage sale soon so will sort things out.