40 bags in 40 days challenge + Free Printable List!

Bird With A Bag

40 bags in 40 days!

I first heard about the 40 bags in 40 days challenge over at Memories on Clover Lane.

Saving my sanity may be asking a bit too much out of a little trash bag, but I am confident it is up for the challenge!

I have a habit of giving up on decluttering a few days into the project because I get overwhelmed.  Anyone else do that?  I can’t be the only one who looks around my messy house and thinks “How did we get here… again??”

Instead of making myself feel bad about the fact that I have to re-organize the plastic storage cabinet and my shoe closet every few months I have decided to embrace it.

It’s just part of who I am.

I stick with a system for my home for a few months or more and then it falls apart and I find a better system. Remember acceptance?

40 bags in 40 days

Here are some other brave souls who have given this crazy idea a try if you need some added inspiration.

Happily Home Grown

Inspired by Familia

DIY Momma 

Little Lucy Lu

A Virtuous Woman

My progress so far

I’ve gone through Tyler’s dresser, the living room hutch, and my desk.  I quit either when the job is done or I get a bag filled that day.  My desk didn’t have a ton in it so I figure I will move on to another area today.

Do you have a space in your home that needs a little love?

Maybe the 40 bags in 40 days isn’t realistic for you right now, but maybe there’s a laundry room shelf (notice my laundry room shelves have 3 days) that needs to be sorted through or you have clothes in every size you’ve been since high school.

Maybe toys are overtaking your living space and you realize they end up broken more often than not because your kids leave them out.

Maybe your shed out back has seen better days.

Join me in filling 40 bags or just do one little thing.

Free Printable 40 bags in 40 days

40 bags in 40 days

Here’s a free printable of my list-

40 bags in 40 Days

Between this and my 10 Weeks of Total Fitness challenge, I am really stepping outside of my comfort zone this week.  Who is with me?







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2 thoughts on “40 bags in 40 days challenge + Free Printable List!

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    Aw, this was an exceptionally nice post. Taking a few minutes and actual effort
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    1. Dereth Post author

      Me too! I didn’t make it to 40 days this time, but the 10 days I did do it made for quite a bit of junk gone. I think I hesitate because I want it to be perfect when it is likely never going to be perfect!

      Thank you for your kind words. I’m glad you liked the article!


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