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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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