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If you like us on facebook, you’ll know that life got in the way of our blog. I feel like lately I’ve been an excuse machine, so I’ll stop myself right there… 😉
I’ll be posting the link up from last week today, as well as this week’s one on Friday (Thurs night). Feel free to link any new posts concerning the 40 Bags in 40 Days on either link-up.
This past week I tackled my freezer and fridge, the front room (Mon), dining room (Mon), and a bin from the attic (Mon), and a quick clean-out of the bathroom (Thur). I’m working 3-5 hrs every night, the weather has been beautiful, and we had some plans with family, so I combined three days worth of work into one. Just remember, that the goal here is
“40 Bags in 40 Days,” and not “A Bag a Day for 40 Days”
Here is my game plan:
I never really explained it to you. Before the 40 days, I wrote down the rooms I wanted to tackle into the “room/area” column, some rooms taking up more days than others. As you can see, the rest of it is blank for now…
The “actual plan and details” column is what you ACTUALLY do, you’ll fill this out after the fact. In here I’ve written what room I’ve done, sometimes what I did, and how many bags I had, where they went.
I thought I’d be on the attic by now, but since our garage sale date is pushed back, I’m tackling the areas that we actually live in first (cause the clutter is bugging the crap out of me!)
As you can see, the three rooms from Monday were spread out to Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday on the game plan.
Oops, I don’t know that taking out the kitchen, bedroom, and garbage yesterday counted… 😉
I have an extra-long clipboard, so I used the open space to add post-it notes regarding upcoming activities, so that I can plan my days knowing I’ll be busy.
well hi, Lily’s hand.
Here’s the printable if you’d like it:
My piece of advice this week?
You’ve made a commitment to de-clutter your home. That right there is huge and I love you for it! Don’t be hard on yourself if you miss a day or a few, or if you only have one bag in a week. That one bag on a slow week will give you the motivation to clear out 3 more the next.
No one is counting your bags but you. No one is judging you. The fact that you’re here has made me a very happy blogger. 🙂
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