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 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 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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Day Four: 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge

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It is day four of the 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge.  Are you keeping on track?  Is it surprising how much longer some areas take than others?

I am excited to share one of our participant’s accomplishments.  On the first day she sent me photos of her kids craft supply cupboard.  It was two shelves but what an impact cleaning out the area had.  Everything is so much more accessible.

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Day Three: 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge

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Today is day three of the 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge.  What is your goal for the day?  If this is your first time reading about our challenge it is not too late to sign-up.  Click here to sign-up

One of our 70+ participants wrote me last night frustrated that they feel like they are spending more time sorting and organizing than purging.  I assured her that is exactly what you are supposed to be doing!

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Day Two: 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge

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It is day two of the 40 Bags in 40 Days Challenge.  Were you able to accomplish one small area yesterday?  Did you find you were able to decide on objects really quickly or are you getting stuck?  Remember to keep your goals small each day as you start so you don’t immediately become overwhelmed by the process.

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Decluttering Your Home – What NOT To Do

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Decluttering Your Home - What NOT To DoThere are so many rookie mistakes made when decluttering your home that can discourage the process.  That’s why I loved this article from Apartment Therapy outlining the most common ones.  https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/pro-organizer-tips-what-not-to-do-when-decluttering-your-home-168836.

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Organizing Tip of the Day: 100 Clutter Free Gift Ideas

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It can be stressful to think of gifts for all of the loved ones in your life.  I came across this list a couple of months ago and saved sharing it for the holidays.  It is 100 ideas for gifts that will not increase the clutter in your friend’s and family’s homes.  Happy gifting!

100 Clutter Free Gifts For Everyone