40 Bags in 40 Days

I've run across a few blogs this past week talking about "40 Bags in 40 Days" for Lent.  Typically for Lent I give up some food related item, sometimes it's tough, sometimes, not so much.  This year, since I've had such an eye opening related to our 10-Days of Real Food Pledge I feel like we're making some major food changes so that didn't feel like something to correlate with Lent this year.  But purging our house of 40 bags of "stuff" over the next 40 days....THAT I can do!  Since moving into our new home a few months ago and holding onto things we thought we may use, need, etc. during the move, we've found that we definitely have things that could better be used by someone else or that truly are "junk."  Can't wait to get started and post updates here!  Thanks for the ideas and tips found HERE and HERE.


  1. cant wait to see your updates! Good luck!

  2. I love the 40 bags in 40 days. It's amazing how much extra stuff we all have! I've been on a cleaning out spree since becoming a mom and staying home. I try to go through the house now on the 1st of each month and clean out a bag of trash and a bag for Goodwill. I feel like I stay on top of it that way. Looking forward to your updates!

  3. I love Nicolle's idea about the clean out on the first of the month!
    It feels SO good to get rid of stuff!!
    I do it all the time.
    Especially now because I feel like we are outgrowing our house and the bigger the girls get, and the more stuff they bring home from school, the crazier I get.
    Good for you.
    Good luck with your 40 bags!


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