Thursday, February 14, 2013

Living Simply - 40 Bags in 40 Days

Last week I posted about goals.  One of my goals was to LIVE LIFE MORE SIMPLY.  Easier said than done, huh?  A few months back, I discovered Ann Marie's blog "White House, Black Shutters".  I quickly became a follower on Facebook...I love her tagline:  everyday life, creative stuff and coloring outside the lines.  I think it's the everyday life that tends to get us down, but the creative stuff and coloring outside the lines are what keeps us going!

So,  I was feeling a little stuck in a rut and I ran across Ann Marie's 40 Bags in 40 Days.  Apparently, this is the third year she has done this challenge...Ann Marie, where have you been all my life?  Or at least the last 2 years!?  The goal is to choose an area - a room, a closet, a shelf, a desk...whatever place you need to decrapify - and DO IT!!!!  (decrapify - love this term, Ann Marie's, not mine...later I'll look it up in Webster's...I'm sure my house will be the picture beside the definition!)


I decided to start small:  those drawers in the guest bathroom.  Where does all that stuff come from?  I've decided the guests must leave it there, because certainly my family of four would NEVER dream of cramming so much junk in those three little drawers.  Ha!  So here's just a little "before" peek of one my three guest bath "junk drawers".   I promise I'll show you the "after"!

Seriously?  Where does this stuff come from?        

The best part is this:  I can throw stuff away, donate it, sell it, hide it, give it rules!  Just get it out of here!  I'm excited to see where this takes us as a family.  How it contributes to our new motto:

LIVE LIFE...More Simply!

Just don't forget the #40bags40days hashtag.

Good Luck!

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE this idea! but 40 days.........that sounds HUGE.

    as long as I know they can be small bags it might be doable.