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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Lenten Challenge: 40 Bags in 40 Days!

As we enter into the Lenten Season, I have a challenge for you.

This time of year should be an opportunity to simplify. Strip things down to the basics. Remove distractions from your day so that you will hopefully have more time and space to focus on preparing for the coming of Easter!

So how about this -- on each one of the 40 days of Lent, collect a bag of "stuff" from one of 40 different areas in your home.  Once you have your (big or small!) bag full, you can then toss, recycle, or donate the stuff in it!  A simple step to achieve more freedom from the too-much-stuff that may be in your life.

[Note: Lent includes the days that start with Ash Wednesday and end on Holy Saturday (the day before Easter Sunday), except for Sundays!  Sunday is a feast day and is not part of Lent.  You can read more here.]  

Consider praying for the people that come to mind as you go through your home.  Use this exercise as an opportunity to be grateful for all the blessings in your life.  As you go through home and your day, pray about anything that is concerning you -- leaving that concern where it should be, with your loving Father! 

Here are the 40 areas in my house that I hope to collect from -- this list should give you some ideas for what you might do in your own home. As you can see from my list, I didn't necessarily come up with 40 separate locations to clean up!  Some of them are too big to do in one day or in one bag, so I gave myself a couple of days to do them. 

I can't wait to get started!

40 Bags in 40 Days
  1. Junk Drawer in Kitchen   
  2. Toy Cabinets in Living Room  
  3. Storage Drawers in LR 
  4. Linen Closet 
  5. Baby Girl's Closet 
  6. Baby Girl's Bedroom 
  7. My Closet 
  8. My Closet, Pt. II 
  9. My Bedroom  
  10. Boys’ Closet 
  11. Boys’ Bedroom 
  12. Boys’ Dresser 
  13. Bathroom Cabinets 
  14. Laundry Room/Cabinets 
  15. Utility Area in Studio 
  16. Pantry 
  17. Pantry, Pt. II 
  18. Pantry, Pt. III 
  19. Desk 
  20. Scrapbooking Lower Cabinets 
  21. Scrapbooking Upper Cabinets 
  22. Filing Cabinet 
  23. Front Porch 
  24. Back Patio 
  25. Shop 
  26. Shop, Pt. II 
  27. Shop, Pt. III 
  28. Shed 
  29. Shed, Pt. II 
  30. Shed, Pt. III 
  31. Front yard / Back yard 
  32. Minivan 
  33. Jeep 
  34. Truck 1 
  35. Truck 2 
  36. Kitchen Cabinets 
  37. Bookshelves 
  38. Attic 
  39. Attic, Pt. II 
  40. Attic, Pt. III

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