Anyone who knows me, knows that I'm a shameless clutterbug. Shelves are filled to the max, piles of paper and books accumulate on the kitchen counter, and the dining room table has become a home for what my husband calls 'craft creep' -- craft supplies and half finished projects that have migrated from my overstuffed craft room in the basement to roost on the dining room table. And the sideboard. And possibly a little on the floor by the china cabinet.
|Dreaded 'craft creep' on dining room table -- thankfully, most of the house is NOT like this! There are, however, some problem areas that need to be addressed.|
So when I saw this White House, Black Shutters '40 Bags in 40 Days' Lenten challenge to declutter and simplify, it spoke to me. I have no idea if I can let go of 40 bags, but so far, I've sorted and bagged up some of the boys' outgrown clothes, tossed a giant (worn & torn) sofa slipcover, tossed broken toys, and recycled a bunch of paper. Paper is a toughie for me. The Canadian Diabetes Association is coming by on March 17th to collect my donations.
Next up on the bagging block is getting rid of a bunch of stuff that has collected in my car...single mittens, the boys' hats and sandals from last summer, and probably the equivalent of a whole bag of dropped goldfish crackers hiding under the toddler seats and on the floor...you know, under the sandals (=
Bags cleared to date: 5