40 Bags

Last year I joined a declutter challenge (remember this post).  The goal was 40 bags of stuff out of my house in 40 days.  I did great the first several weeks and then went out of town.  And I got lost in the project.  I slowly got it sorted out again and decided NOT to give up.

Instead, I made it a year long project.  I kept my sticker chart and gave myself a sticker every time a sizeable item, bag or box left my house.  I made it to 100 stickers!!!!  Unfortunately, I was a bad blogger and didn’t take a picture.  I tried to dig it out of the garbage, yup, but it was too deep.  too gross to keep going.

In my overly filled chart from last year, there is a new sheet and a sticker already!!!!!!!  And I have a box ready to go Thursday.  I feel like a decluttering rock star.

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The bottom there is the website that hosted it last year.  I am not sure what her plans are this year:  whitehouseblackshutters.com


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6 Responses to 40 Bags

  1. My goal last year was to clean out our garage….I finally got around to starting on that project. Yesterday. I think I’ll have at least 40 bags just in kids clothing!

  2. My goal is to declutter my entire house so we can actually use the space we have! We have so much stuff, we have no where to use it. Time to nip it in the bud and get rid of it now!

  3. 100 bags? Wow! I signed up for a decluttering challenge too. Hope you link up with our #SmallVictoriesSundaylinkup just went live for the week!

  4. I’m doing a decluttering challenge too – the Apartment Therapy one. It started nice and slow, giving three days for the first job. (Which was cleaning ALL the floors in your place.)

    So far the whole crew is on board with me!

  5. I like the idea of keeping a chart for the whole year. I haven’t started cleaning out this year…yet. But I know we have almost a literal ton of stuff to get off our property. I know I got rid of over 60 bags and boxes last year and I have 2 boxes and a bag already to go. (Haven’t done it due to sickness, vacation, and work, but I will. Love going to the resale shop and seeing my old stuff there and know I DON’T want it back!) Since we have a basement, a garage, and a barn to conquer, I think we will have at LEAST 100 bags/boxes ourselves!

  6. You already know I’m trying to do this this year. 40 bags is a dream for me!!!

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