Saturday, March 9, 2013

Week #4 Wrap up.....TIRED

Is it getting old for you yet? It is for me. The 40 bags in 40 days project that my awesome friend at White House Black Shutters does each year at Lent (And I follow along every year) is over half way done. And honestly.....I'm getting tired. Tired of trash, tired of decluttering, and tired of STILL having so far to go. 

I'm also tired of not having any pretty pictures or amazing results to share. Basically everything I'm tackling this year is down and dirty. No pretty fluffy things being done. Just loads and loads of STUFF being hauled away. It's exhausting really. 

But the good news is that while I still have so far to go, I have cleared 70 bags of STUFF out of the house. Most of it has come from the basement (Where my secret hoarding side spills out). 

I'm letting go of things so much easier now. At the beginning of the challenge, even though it's my third year doing it, I felt overwhelming and worried about tossing stuff. Now? I feel completely confident in getting rid of practically everything. Which, in my opinion is HUGE. 

So, here are my pictures from the week. Once again...nothing pretty or amazing. Just real life, down and dirty cleaning out. 


Organized the donation center and put away boxes of donations that were waiting to be sorted. 


25 Care Bags were delivered this week. 



Along with 3 more boxes of donations to the Children's Home. While these do not count in my project totals, if was work I completed this week. 


Everything on the table^^^ Was in this small space on the buffet below. Which is now cleaned and organized


And the trash is gone



2 more donations from Linen closet and MORE stuffed animals were dropped off at Thrift King


More trash (Aren't you excited to see trash)


Another bag of donations from my closet


Linen closet results. Cleaned and organized


Before picture of one corner in the basement


the "in progress" after picture

Here is my breakdown closing out Week #4

32 Bags of Trash

38 Bags/boxes of Donations

70 Bags Total!

Hope you all are working hard and clearing out too. If I can do it...you can too! We have 3 weeks left to go.    I'm looking forward to the end. But really looking forward to the End Result!

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