Simplify your life one day at a time. A daily email course designed to help you complete the 40 Bags in 40 Days decluttering challenge from start to finish.
I just want to say thank you for this experience. I loved the emails and the learning.
Ann Marie does a wonderful job motivating and inspiring us to declutter and get organized to live a more relaxed, enjoyable life. Thank you, thank you!
My family really got into it for most part. Kids liked having new open areas of house and it easier to clean. We have not tackled some areas and my 9 year old keeps reminding me that it needs done. 🙂 Thank you for taking time to share your passion and family.
I am so grateful I did this is big and small ways. So many areas of my house that I use daily are so much better... and I'm not done yet. I've tackled a lot of dread and turned the space into a new something welcoming. Thanks so much to all of you.
Just want to say thank you! This has been so incredibly helpful every single day I have done at least something (and sometimes I'm motivated to do more.) It just helps so much to break it down - it doesn't feel so overwhelming. So thank you, thank you, thank you!!
I walked in to my bedroom tonight and felt like I was at a 5 star hotel. It was calm, clean and sparsely furnished with just enough items around to give it a decorated feeling. The difference being that the few items are my treasures. Thankyou for taking me on this journey!
I recently got out of an abusive marriage that also pushed me into bankruptcy. My house was full of stuff that weighed me down with bad memories and emotional baggage... I was familiar with the concept of 40 bags in 40 days but found the large Facebook group overwhelming for my journey. Then the email course came along and on a whim, I signed up. I couldn't afford it but I also couldn't afford to keep ignoring the house since it was being put on the market. Each email was a bright spot, a helpful marker to point the way. I learned that I didn't have to tackle it all at once. I could do one bag each day and that was enough...Now that multiple truckloads have been removed and the stuff that triggered that grief is gone, there is some relief...By God's grace and in His strength, I hope to heal and use this journey to minister to others. I'm grateful for this email course. I may never meet you but I still want to say thank you. You are a blessing in ways I can't even express. Keep doing what you're doing. You are changing lives. Grace and peace.
I have always been an organizing obsessed type person ever since I was a kid. I liked order and a system. But what this course made me realize after all these years, I've been doing it wrong. You can't organize clutter, which is what I was always doing. Getting rid of the clutter by default gets you organized! It's been my aha moment and finally I feel peace knowing when the house seems like it's getting out of control, it's not because of the organization, it's because there's just too much stuff.
It is amazing how this course has kept me going so many days when normally I would have given up. I now see why things don't change...a few days in I usually quit. I have learned to just grab a bag and start walking around the house when I feel the usual "give up" feelings. In the last 15 days I have: decluttered our boys room (although it is still very full of Legos), got rid of clothes, cleaned out 3 boxes of papers that had sit in the dining room for at least a year, established an organization system and binder, took care of medical bills I had been putting off, etc. We also have begun to confront a mold problem we discovered we have, which may be why we deal with so much sickness...Thank you for this group!!
I just want to say that I'm glad I joined...The emails help me keep on task and the ideas in them have been very helpful for me as I organize. Today's email about the bedroom was exactly what I needed because I've been trying to figure out why I don't feel as relaxed in my bedroom. So my task next week is to make my bedroom a clutter free refuge. I've gotten great advice on my one post, and that has helped me with my motivation issues. So thanks everyone for sharing your struggles because I can relate to them. I feel less stressed about my house now, because in this group I know I'm not alone.