Day Thirty-Two 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge – Throw a Party to Meet Your Goals

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It is day thirty-two of the 40 Bags in 40 days challenge.  What a beautiful weekend to tackle a garage, basement or declutter the yard!  Or, did you spend the weekend enjoying the fresh air and re-balancing with family time?

We were lucky enough to have some family from out of town visiting for the weekend.  It made me think today that for those of you feeling challenged by staying motivated, there is nothing more motivating than having people coming to ...

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Day Thirty – 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge – The Guest Room Closet

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It is day 30 of the 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge.  Today I get to share with you one of my own projects.

My guest room closet is my space in the house for my hobbies/memories.  The room used to be my home office until shifting things for a second kid.  Since then it has slowly become a disaster area for memorabilia and my personal craft supplies.

I am an avid knitter, a barely part-time scrapbooker and a two times ...

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Day Twenty-Seven: 40 Bags in 40 Days – Maximizing Vertical Space

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It is day twenty-seven of the 40 Bags in 40 Days Challenge.  I have been so impressed with all of the wonderful before and after pictures I have seen.  Keep your updates coming to kristin@livablesolutions.com.  You are all doing such interesting projects.

Over the years many homeowners have complained to me “We just don’t have enough space.”  But, as I start to walk through their home, I quickly see that they are not maximizing usable storage. Without spending much money or ...

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Day Twenty-Two: 40 Bags in 40 Days Challenge – Trash to Treasure

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Today is day twenty-two of the 40 Bags in 40 Days decluttering challenge.  Has giving up what you don’t need to someone who does made your heart swell?

My heart swelled today when I received an email from one of our participants.  She and her friend, who as also been in contact with me, made the decision to donate their wedding dresses to the Cradling Threads Project, which I talked about on Day Eight of the challenge.

Both women shared with me ...

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Day Twenty-One: 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge – Garage Organization

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It is day twenty-one of the 40 Bags in 40 Days Challenge.  The weather is getting warmer.  Are you thinking of any projects outside as part of your organizing?

Often our garages become an area where we dump the overflow from our house and cars. Inherited or broken furniture, boxes from a move that were never unpacked, sports equipment, children’s toys, tools and much more clutter a garage.  Families store everything there but the cars the garage was built for! The ...

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Day Twenty: 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge – Are you Proactive or Reactive?

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It is day twenty of the 40 Bags in 40 Days decluttering challenge.  You are half way through!  Have you accomplished fifty percent of your project goals?

It is amazing how fast time can go.  I am sure some of you wish you accomplished more in this time.  Perhaps there were set backs because life can get in the way.

One of my favorite books is the “7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” by Steven Covey.  My favorite concept in the book ...

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Day Nineteen: 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge – Living with a Disorganized Person

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It is day nineteen of the 40 Bags in 40 Days decluttering challenge. Have you had a busy weekend completing larger projects? I love to see your pictures of your bags going to donation!

Today my husband and I were working on emptying the dishwasher and he started reorganizing our silverware drawer because it was getting a little unruly. We often have a debate about how the silverware should be stored. Since we use silverware quickly, I am more worried about ...

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Day Eighteen: 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge – Capsule Wardrobes

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It is day eighteen of the 40 Bags in 40 Days decluttering challenge. How much have you been accomplishing this weekend?

I just got back from traveling for the last week.  One of the things that always strikes me as I review how much I over pack is how little we really need on a weekly basis.  It is good to get away and get some perspective on how much you have.

Let’s talk about clothing.  Think about how few clothes you ...

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Day Fifteen: 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge – Its not a speed race

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It is day fifteen of the 40 Bags in 40 Days decluttering challenge.  I am so amazed at all of the great progress so many of you are making in small and large areas.

One of you wrote me to let me know that you felt like you were moving too slowly through the process.  You found yourself procrastinating areas you were moving items to sort through. The speed at which people organize varies depending on the project or the mental ...

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