Weekend Open Thread

March 15, 2014

I’m in decluttering mode, y’all!

Even though I am only very vaguely Catholic, I am observing Lent by giving up clutter. I came across this challenge, called 40 Bags in 40 Days, and decided to jump in. The gist is, every day of Lent, toss or donate 1 bag of crap. The goal is to decrapify your life, one area at a time.

I thought it sounded simple but damn. It took me two days just to clear the cluttered area next to my nightstand. An entire evening to sort through and dump old art supplies and drawings. And I am dreading my closet like you wouldn’t believe. But it’s gotta be done. The thing is, my house appears pretty tidy on the surface, but our drawers and closets and ottomans and storage benches are stuffed with crap. The biggest obstacle will be my kids’ toys and books, I think.

Some days are more productive than others, but that’s life. I figure at the end of 40 days, I will have less crap in my life. And that can only be a good thing. Wish me luck!

What are you up to this weekend? Chat away!