Friday, March 14, 2014

40 bags in 40 days UPDATE

I'm doing the 40 bags in 40 days challenge: see more info here
This is my first update since I began on the starting day of Wednesday March 5th

So far so good, I even got ahead of myself!
I didn't think to take progress pictures of everything leaving the house...but I will try to from now on.
Over the course of the last 9 days in the challenge.

1)  I have cleared out small and winter dresses from my girls' closet- some went into storage and some donated.

2-3) sorted through old and current baby/toddler toys and equipment - a huge pile went to our church's new satelite location, and some broken items were pitched.

4) finished cleaning up and sorting out my son's closet. We pitched, donated, and packed up a few mementoes to be saved.

5) I worked through the existing piles in the basement for donation, garbage, and storage ( mainly clothes for my youngest)

6) went through toys that were stored and decided on what really needed to be kept for sentimental purposes.

7-8) computer files and photos were condensed, trashed, and re organized

9) today's task was kids school papers, which were overflowing and piling up in various spots.

I pulled them all out and put in one spot

Then sorted through to a keep pile and a recycle pile. The keep pile will definitely get another once through before the end of the year.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

40 bags in 40 days challenge

It has been awhile since I have been able to post and keep up with weekly blog/pinterst ideas. I'm sure this llllooooooonnnnnggggg Winter that has been plaguing us all has something to do with it.

Thankfully the other day I saw several of friends posting links to the 40 bags in 40 days Challange.
 I'm IN!

What a better way to flush out junk, misc stuff, old files, movies, toys, clothes, etc. Anything is game!
Plus hopefully at the end of those 40 days, SPRING will finally be here.

You can check out more information about the woman behind this crazy but great idea in several places

@whbsblog #40BAGSIN40DAYS

You can even print out a handy chart to organize and see your success. Here is a picture of my proposed schedule:

I left the last 4 days blank in hopes these days will be used for outside stuff or for other areas I determine later.

I took some pre pictures as well of a few of my targeted areas or sore spots

My son's closet

Top shelf in our front hall closet

Kids school papers

Top of the fridge

The overflowing bins full of pencils, crayons and markers

Overflowing piles of stuff that I'm half way through sorting in the basement

Piles, bags and bins of memorabilia 

Old videos...there is more.

Well happy bagging!

Thanks for reading (see below for direct links to updates),