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40 Bags in 40 Days: Week 1 Update

Today I am updating you all on how my “40 Bags in 40 Days” challenge is going.

Seven days have passed since I first posted about this.

So, how’d I do? Did I keep it up or did I  fall off of the decluttering wagon?

Well….so far I have rounded up 6 big trash bags full of stuff to pitch and 3 big boxes of items to donate. It feels great.

I’m glad that I did give myself grace as far as one area a day, because there were two days where I just didn’t have the time to tackle it. However, I was able to make up several areas in one day where I did have the time & energy to purge things.

One mistake I’ve made is trying to do this one day when the kids were here to see what was being taken out….not good. Especially when I hit their game shelving area. Suddenly a penguin game that I thought they were done with was the best thing ever and literally made one kid cry. I caved and let it come back in the house where they played with it for the next hour. Everything else left the house.


Areas I have purged so far:

Kids art/craft cabinet


China cabinet



Downstairs bathroom

Medicine closet/toiletries

Coat closet/Pegs

Game shelf


Kitchen countertops


Laundry Closet

Game plan for this coming week:


Master bedroom closet

Under the bed

Living room bookshelves

Fabric/sewing area

Our dressers

Upstairs hall closet

I’ll check back in another week to let you know how it has progressed.

So far so good!







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