40 BAGS 40 DAYS Week Three Progress

This week I focused on two spaces that needed a large burst of energy rather than a quick clean up: the kids’ room and clothing and craft storage. I also cleaned up my purse and a nightstand, and focused on keeping the laundry going and keeping things put away.


Shortly after I wrote last week’s progress post, I got to work cleaning out the kids’ room: their closet, drawers, room, and bins in the attic. Sure the room was clean, but drawers and closet were far from it.

To avoid getting intimidated like the week before, I pulled everything out and organized it.

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Little by little it all got done and everything was put away. And a week later, it’s still all put away and clean!


On Tuesday night, some of the girls in our facebook group had a little challenge. We all got up off the couch, did a load of laundry, and cleaned a tiny spot. I tackled our nightstand, and while I didn’t have a bag, the spot was clean!

clean drawer, diaper and homemade baby wipes storage

One of the spots I was putting off was the craft and décor storage.  I have three drawers in the hallway that were overflowing but now are organized and semi-empty:


I also tackled the crafts and décor stored in the basement calling my name.

I spent about 2 hours (kid potty breaks and interruptions included) and knocked it out. I’ve spent much longer worrying about cleaning the space! I can see the tools, paint, and home improvement stuff looking at me, but that’s next. ;)


3 bags of garbage, 1 bag of fabric, 2 bags of stuff to be donated/sold. I also filled a bag with craft supplies that were never used or taken out of the bag that I can return.


to wrap up the week, I cleaned out my purse while on a train ride and filled a quart-sized bag :)

11 bags total!


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  1. says

    I’ve gotten rid of a bunch of stuff this week and have things listed for sale and stacked neatly into bins for the kids swapmeet and our garage sale. still so much to go – but everyday things are moving out!

  2. says

    It always amazes me at how much stuff I accumulate over the year. Then I so that spring clean, fill the back of my car many times. Only it some how seems like the clutter always returns. I think you are doing amazing!

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