Every year I take part in White House Black Shutters 40 bags in 40 days challenge. It runs for the duration of Lent ( this year March 1st – April 15th) and it is a decluttering process with goals that are set on a daily basis by yourself using a worksheet you download from the site. The plan is to get a bag of stuff out your house each day whether to charity, the dump or by selling it on. This is the 7th year of the challenge and it’s well worth taking part (only as much as you can feasilbly manage though), I never do amazingly well, but what I do achieve is totally worthwhile and good for the soul. There is a suggested list of areas in your house to address on the website, which is really helpful, you can also sign up for a newsletter and there is a private Facebook group to join if you wish for extra tips and encouragement. Today I have started the challenge early early due to having to clear out a cupboard for plumbing work this week. I’ve recycled and taken stuff to the dump and the charity shop, it feels good and the house is happier for it.
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