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40 Bags, 40 Days
Published on Sunday, March 16, 2014 by

Three kids.  No time.  Small House.  It all leads to C-L-U-T-T-E-R.  I just can’t keep up.  But I can’t stand it either.  This is why I decided to join the “40 Bags in 40 Days” challenge that has been floating around the internet.

I don’t even know who started this Lenten Monstrosity.  But just as I mumble my curses to writing challenge hosts (I love you Nicky and Mike!), I have been mumbling my curses to the Bag a Day folks.  We are supposed to GIVE UP things for Lent, aren’t we?  Like cleaning?  Isn’t that how it works?!?!

Every day since Ash Wednesday I have cleaned out an area of clutter.  This doesn’t mean I have filled a trash bag a day, as that would be an impossible task.  Rather, I choose a project and get it done.

As of now I have cleaned out corners of clutter and seven dresser drawers.  Drawers that I could hardly open that are now nearly empty.  I ask you… just how many screwdrivers does one have to keep in a single drawer?!!

I’ve found coins, pictures, Pokemon figures, Mighty Beans and locks of baby hair.  It seems the things I save the most are related to the children.  There have been cool finds too.  Five amazing antique refrigerator ware pieces I had forgotten about.  Sweet!

I have ALSO found junk.  Lots and lots of junk.

cleaning clutter

There is a large bag of give-away items at my front door.  My trash can overflowed this week from bags of useless junk.  I have some organization in areas that have been unorganized for years.  And I have…. Twenty-seven more days to go.

40 days clutter


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  • Ron

    You GO, Katherine! And it’s so ironic you posted about de-cluttering because last week I did the same thing with my closet. However, I really need to de-clutter my junk drawer because it’s the one drawer in my desk that I just THROW stuff into. OMG…it’s a mess!


  • Hey Katherine! This is a great idea. I might be starting late, but start I will. Thanks
    =) Indigo x

    • … and I am going to be honest… I am three days behind! But I have a good reason… whooping cough in the house and all on antibiotics. AHHH! So now I need to do FOUR bags!

  • Isn’t it amazing how much stuff is hidden in our places and we don’t even remember having it. I, too have been trying to clean out some drawers and closets and it’s daunting at how much crap I have hidden from view.

  • I’ve been doing the some of the same over the winter. Closets, drawers, etc. I have a basket for Goodwill. It makes you feel so good to look at a freshly organized closet…vowing to keep it that way from now on.

    • YES! I have cleaned my car so many times and thought, “Never again..” But with three kids and road trips, that never seems to work out. But my drawers are MY drawers… so I know they will stay nice 🙂

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