Wednesday, March 5, 2014

40 Bags in 40 Days: Start Day

The idea of 40 Bags in 40 Days is to "cleanse" your house of all clutter during the forty days of Lent. You can accomplish this by clearing out a small area and filling 40 bags with "stuff" you don't need, find useful, or love. It helps make it a manageable, easier way to do spring cleaning than all at once. There is no right way to purge your home, some work better in bursts, some work better in tiny chunks do whatever is not stressful and works for you at this time of your life.

The 40 Bags in 40 Days Challenge is March 5th-April 19th. You can get details for the Challenge at

My Supplies: 

I'm using 40 grocery size bags for my purge. There is no way I could fill up 40 large bags or even close to it after all the purging I have done over the last year with my Clutter Busting Challenge.


I have a laundry hamper were I store my purge until I load my car for donation. I have a cardboard boxes for paper so that I can take it to my local recycling dumpster.

I have a collection of cleaning supplies. I don't use most of them and have had them for several years. I use dish soap for most of my cleaning jobs. I have other products for the laundry and the bathroom. I am keeping them until I finish using them since there is no point to being wasteful.


I drop off my donations every Friday on my Errand Day to a local Clothes Closet that gives everything away for free. In order for this to work I have to be very careful about any new purchases and make sure that I really need it. There will always be purging to do. The number one benefit of doing a purge project once you experience how good your house feels you’ll never want to go back to having too much stuff! When I reach my goal I hope to move my unwanted items out without letting them build up. I will maintain by doing a purge every Spring and Autumn when I do my detailed cleaning.

I’m clearing out the clutter to make more room for God and I mean it literally!

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