Day 2 thru 5 of #40bagsfor40days

It’s been a busy week. We had yet another snow storm and are looking to another one tomorrow evening that has the potential to just 6 to 8 inches of snow on us.  For North Carolina that’s a show stopper! Businesses will close and things will grind to a halt for sure! It did however make cleaning out at least one area a day an easy task considering my son was home all week last week from school.

Day two of the 40 day challenge I was a little slow. It was the first day off of school and my husband and I took advantage of it and made the short mile trip to his parents to sled for the afternoon with E and our Nephews.  There really is nothing better on a snow day then a little time with the boys and my in laws.  I am such a lucky girl!


I did clean out a small space on day 2 but it was just my craft box. I seem to accumulate a ton of things I use once in a project and no one ever asks for it again. However instead of hauling the stuff off to Good Will or the dumpster I sold them on a craft destashing board.  If you enjoy crafts and trying new things these destashing boards are for you!  It’s great gently used supplies at a great price.  So no bag for day two!


This large leaf bag holds day 3 through 5 and it’s so heavy I had to DRAG it out the door.  I couldn’t lift it and the one time I tried it started to tear out the bottom.  This bag contains the crazy mess I was hiding under my kitchen sink as well as the drawers in the bathroom.  It also holds a little more cleaning out from the shelves in the spare room. That task is still incomplete but I have worked on it today for day 6 so it will be hopefully finished by the time we dig out from the 6 to 8 inches of snow expected tomorrow!  I am amazed at the amount of things we’ve been stacking up.  I have to admit I can see it going out the door but I’m not seeing a big difference in the house.  Thankfully I have 34 more days to go!


‪#‎40bagsin40days‬ = Decrapifying My Life

Woo! it’s been a busy few weeks around here. We’ve had a stomach bug, a few snow storms and lots of days off school.  As a matter of fact today is day 2 this week of for snow days.  So I decided it was a good day to have my son help me clean out his dresser drawers.  They tend to get out of hand fast.  I recently heard of this great new organizing event. #40bagsin40days in which for the next 40 days you clean out one cabinet, one drawer one something and discard or donate one bag of trash or goods you can no longer use.  It can be a garbage bag or a grocery bag but the entire idea is to declutter or as some say decrapify your life.  As our house will be going on the market in a few weeks this is perfect for me right now.

I don’t know about anyone else but I have things I’ve never used and wonder if I ever will.  I look at things and think. Oh yeah, I’ll use that “When we get a bigger house”.  I put it back in the cabinet and find it again the next time I get the organizing bug and continue to trick myself into keeping it once more.

I neglected to do a before picture mostly because I wasn’t thinking of blogging this however after getting started I find this is a great piece to share with everyone.  So here is the “after” box of only 2 drawers from E’s dresser and he’s currently wearing a “oh man I forgot I even had this shirt” shirt!