18 Feb Declutter for Lent: 40 Bags in 40 Days
Happy Ash Wednesday! The 40 Bags in 40 Days challenge was brought to my attention back in 2012. I found it a great way to declutter my entire house. Instead of giving up one thing for the 40 days of Lent, try giving up a bag of clutter each day.
- First, make a list of 40 areas in your home where you can search for items to get rid of. Use Little Lucy Lu’s blog as a guide to pick various spots in your home: closet, kitchen, junk drawer, kids’ rooms, pantry, makeup bag, car, bathroom, garage, etc.
- On the designated day, go through that space and get rid of what you can.
- The ‘bags’ don’t always have to be large trash bags – you can think small too: snack-size ziplock bags; brown paper lunch bags; etc. The point is to see what you can live without while clearing the clutter. This might even inspire you to keep up the habit throughout the year.
Is it just me, or is this WAY better than giving up chocolate for 40 days!?! Bonus: you’re getting your spring cleaning done early.
I challenge you this Lent to use 40 Bags in 40 Days to declutter your life – and if you take me up on it, I hope you’ll share your thoughts/experience.