Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Off to a flying start.....

Well, I am off and running, metaphorically speaking! It is Ash Wednesday and thanks to Sarah at Clover Lane I have a house full of boxes waiting to be taken to the charity shop, 2 bags of things for a friend and my daughter-in-law, and the recycling bin is already full. A huge black bag of rubbish is also out of my house. Pop over and visit her - she is very organised, and has some tips for making the challenge slightly less daunting. Right now, I am on a roll. Towards the end of the 40 days, though I may be in need of some encouragement!

The 40 Bags in 40 Days challenge has caught on here among my non-blogging friends too, and all over the place, people are clearing out sorting and getting rid of the excess. Remember a couple of weeks ago, when I was given a beautiful dishwasher? Well, I am hoping that some of the things I do not need will bless some people in the same way. Our church is revamping its notice board system, so people can simply pop cards on to it with things they have to give away, and anyone needing the items removes the card and it is all sorted. Brilliant.

I saw the button above at White House Black Shutters after reading a comment at Sarah's place, so I grabbed it too.

An hour has passed since I started writing this - I have been in more cupboards. I cannot describe the state of the house, but hopefully it will get better once some more bags vacate the premises. I reckon at this rate, there will be 40 bags in 4 days. Total so far = 4 bags into recycling. 4 big boxes or bags for the charity shop. 1 bag into the bin, and 3 bags for others. Not bad for Day One.

I need a darkened room and a cold compress for the brow. Maybe a nap. I may not be moving by tomorrow. (As you can see, my pacing efforts get a -0 for the day. Ah well.)


Vee said...

Linds, I was about to say pace yourself, but I see that you've arrived there just a little late. This is a brilliant idea. I do FlyLady's 27-fling-boogie, which doesn't sound good, but is. LOL! I use it nearly daily. One just finds 27 things that must go. But truth to tell, 40 bags in 40 days is what the place has come to. When are you going to quit? Forty days or 40 bags or whichever comes first?

Needled Mom said...

I DO like that idea. I need to start somewhere as I am sure once the first bag is out, the rest will tumble as freely.

Donnetta said...

Wow. You've been busy! You've got me thinking of beginning to go through things and start putting them into bags.

40 bags in 40 days... I'd be down "stuff" for sure!

Good for you!

The Bookworm said...

40 bagging here too. Score so far zero. If you exceed 40, can you transfer the surplus to me?