Organize & Declutter: 40 Bags in 40 Days Challenge

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Decluttering, purging and organizing your stuff maybe something on your mind at this time of the year.  Or maybe it’s something you have been trying to avoid for the past weeks.

Friends, it’s time to get started and I am here to help you!

We talked about this last year and I wanted to revisit the idea because we have been cleaning and purging this past week in mi casa.  There’s something about taking Christmas decoration down that gets you in the mood to purge and organize. It’s work and it’s wonderful.

“Simplicity is the ultimate form of Sophistication.” Leonardo de Vinci

Is “Simplify”, a word you want to see in 2013?

I want to  help you get rid of those things you have been holding onto for years and keep telling yourself that one day you will need it so hopefully our 40 Bags in 40 Days Challenge will help you.

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40 bags in 40 days challenge

One bag each day for 40 days. I know it seems like a lot but you will be amazed how quickly you can fill up 40 bags. Get creative when  you make your list think about your make up bag, gym bag, car trunk…. Feel free to print out the list above. Just right-click on the image and cut and paste into your document so you can print it. The last few are blank so you can fill it in with your own personal areas you want to declutter.

Here are a few things to think about as you as you declutter and purge:

  • Do you need it?
  • Do you use it? When was the last time you used it or wore it, if it’s been more than 4 months then toss it.
  • Have you used it more than a few times in the past year?
  • Do you like it?
  • Does it work?

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14 Responses to “Organize & Declutter: 40 Bags in 40 Days Challenge”

  1. January 6, 2013 at 3:34 pm #

    Wow! That is a great challenge. I could use this! We definitely have 40 bags of clutter in our house!!!

  2. January 8, 2013 at 8:52 pm #

    Great timing stumbling upon this! i feel like I’ve already started since I just did this with the Christmas decorations. Some of the stuff I didn’t even put out this year made it’s way to the yard sale box, and some to the trash can! i cleared enough room to include 1 rather large decoration I received this year, without having to buy another storage container.

  3. Pam Bucci
    January 19, 2013 at 9:22 pm #

    I started this on Thanksgiving and have not missed a day. Most days I fill more than one bag and today I filled five (150 books). Being an artist in Fiber and Glass, I also raise sheep,teach Senior computing and save everything for some future “use”. So there is plenty yet to fill my bags.


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