The other day I came across a blog that had the idea of ridding your life of clutter, aka junk, aka trash, by filing a bag every day for forty days, ending up with forty bags of clutter, aka junk, aka trash, out of your life forever.
I thought that would be easy to handle, something I could do! No stress, takes up little time, at the end of forty days, loads of stuff g-o-n-e!
The author made a list of areas to clean or something about a list. The list did not appeal to me. So, why not tweak it to fit me. I did.
I pulled out a piece of paper from the copier, divided it in half long ways, numbered the page like so:
and so on with 20 on one side of the paper and 20 more down the middle of the page for a total of
I also had started de-junking that same week so I added the previous junk to the list. Why? Because I couldn't get past not counting those two bags that I had donated and because it's my list. I will do it my way.
Here is my list/accomplishment so far to date:
Bag 1 - Donated vintage dishes
Bag 2 - Donated clothes
Bag 3 - Pantry junk
Bag 4 - Bathroom cabinets junk
Bag 5 - Frig junk*
*Our SIL should be proud of me. I removed ALL of the foods that were out of date. I found one thing that was way too old. It made me shiver to think that has been in my frig that long! Ugh!
Later I may post a pic of my list and the clean areas of my house. It should look and feel so much lighter!
I reserve the right to miss a day or two but this will be an ongoing project! So, check back and see how it is going.