Well, I am officially back from my social media vacation. And it was a much needed break. As much as I missed blogging and stalking Facebook multiple times a day it was nice to break away and get some much needed rest for my technology loving brain.
We kicked off the Lent season in our house. And this year I decided to do what I saw a few of my bloggy friends are doing within their homes. And that is to purge and declutter. That means one bag a day for the next 40 days.
Now, those of you that know me personally are probably thinking... how much more could I possibly purge? Since organizing and purging are my two favorite things in the world.
The main purpose of #40bagsin40days is to declutter your life and take out the things that are distracting you from drawing closer to your family and ultimately with the time you spend with God.
Now honestly, I purge a lot in my house. My goal is to eventually get to a place where our things are not over flowing in our storage room and everything has a home. Now, I am on Day 2 of this challenge. And so far I would say I have done pretty good. Amazingly enough I did have two full bags. However, since I have been gone a lot the last three months this isn't too surprising to me.
But, I am pretty positive that in about a week I am going to be twiddling my thumbs wondering where in the world I will go next with my purging. And I already have a few ideas. I will probably start with my cookbooks, then my pictures, and some social media. I am excited to take on this task and so far my husband has already asked me two questions about it today- "What was in your bag today?" and "What are you purging tomorrow?"
For those of you looking for a simple Spring cleaning task, this could be it. It's the perfect project for the Lent season. To declutter, to purge, and to simplify. I encourage you to follow me on Twitter (I added my feed to the right hand side of this blog). And share with me your stories of #40bagsin40days. I would love to hear all about it! And if you need any tips or tricks I would be more than happy to help you out! I love organizing! And in case you feel overwhelmed here are some tips:
...It doesn't have to be a big bag. It can be small grocery bags.
...It doesn't have to be just garbage, donations are awesome!
...It doesn't have to be material. There are tons of photos on my desktop.
...Get your kids involved. Elliette loved putting away toys she isn't playing with anymore.
...Social Media counts. Clean up your Facebook news feeds, Twitter feeds, and Pinterest Boards. Focus on the positive.
...I encourage you to start each day of Lent with a devotional. It starts the day out positive and it helps me stay focused on the purpose for decluttering my life.