40 BAGS in 40 DAYS 2013 Wrap Up

great words to live by! via @whbsblog

Today is the Saturday before Easter and technically the last day in the 40 BAGS IN 40 DAYS challenge. If you made it this far, congratulations! If you feel like this was just the beginning, then congratulations to you too. :) Sometimes starting is the hardest part and if this challenge helped you to get in a decluttering mindset, than I think you're on the right path.   This year … [Read more...]

40 BAGS 40 DAYS Progress

40 BAGS IN 40 DAYS, declutter your home one small spot at at time

I bet you thought that I gave up in the war against clutter. Not so my friend, not so. I tackled most of my small areas in the beginning, so all that remains are the big ones: the tool and paint section of the basement, basement toy storage, the garage, the attic (dun dun dun). and like it sometimes does, life gets in the way! It is freezing out and the attic and garage have had to wait. I got … [Read more...]

40 BAGS 40 DAYS Week Three Progress

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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 … [Read more...]

Non-Stuff Things to Organize

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With our 40 BAGS IN 40 DAYS decluttering challenge this year, I’ve been thinking a lot about decluttering the areas of life that aren’t stuff-ish. The stuff that nags on you like emails or your cleaning schedule that NEED to be organized and worked out.   For me, having a flexible schedule and check off lists helps me stay in check. Once I get away from that, I get overwhelmed and … [Read more...]

40 BAGS 40 DAYS Week Two Progress

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Earlier this month we kicked off our third annual 40 BAGS IN 40 DAYS decluttering challenge. Want to join in? It’s not too late! Check out this post, get our printable calendar, and join the closed facebook group for support. Are you already joining us or want to see blogs who are? Link up at the bottom of this post! Saturday (3 BAGS): started the kids room. I brought bins down from the attic … [Read more...]

40 BAGS 40 DAYS Week One Progress

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This past Wednesday, we kicked off our third annual 40 BAGS IN 40 DAYS decluttering challenge. Want to join in? It’s not too late! Check out this post, get our printable calendar, and join the closed facebook group for support. Are you already joining us or want to see blogs who are? Link up at the bottom of this post!   This week, I wanted to start small and tackle the places that were … [Read more...]

40 BAGS IN 40 DAYS 2013 Declutter Challenge

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My goals for a clean, happy home are simple: decorate only with what you love, keep only the stuff you need, get rid of the rest. But year after year I fall into the same trap and the stuff starts to pile up! The last two years I did something called “40 BAGS IN 40 DAYS,” and over the course of the 40 days of Lent, as a sacrifice I challenge myself to declutter and get rid of 40 bags of … [Read more...]