Monday, March 8, 2010

40 Bags in 40 Days

Have you read about this yet? It's everywhere.

Shower of Roses
Faith and Family
Simply Catholic

The idea is simple. Rid your home of clutter 1 bag at a time throughout Lent. We made a paper chain of 40 links. Each time we gather up a bag of donations, recyclables or trash a link is torn off the chain. Fifteen links are gone leaving 25; that's a pretty hefty number of bags to fill yet. So far we've bagged up:

Donations - 9 bags
Recyclables - 2 bags
Trash - 4 bags

More than anything we've found lots of stuff in the wrong place creating clutter. Next up is our bedroom closet and Little J's closet, a major catchall. Amber shared our challenge with her friend's family. The mom thought it was such a great idea, but wasn't sure it was Lent worthy. My response was clearing away the real clutter in life frees up mind space making it easier to focus on the meaning of Lent: prayer, fasting and alms giving.


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  2. Thats a really good idea for any time. Ill have to remember this

  3. I am also doing the 40 bag in 40 days. I am behind with it though


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