40 Days – Forty Items – Forty Bags

24 Feb

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Wednesday is the first day of Lent.  In lieu of “giving” something up for Lent, I love this idea instead.

Each day of Lent, remove one item from your house that you no longer wear or need and put it into a trash bag.  At the end of the forty days (Holy Saturday), donate these items to the charity of your choice.  This is a bit of a twist on the infographic above, but I’m loving this idea.  I’m also thinking of removing more than one item each day.  Perhaps I could do 40 Bags in 40 Days?  Just a thought.

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Here’s a little bit of inspiration:

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I believe in Karma.  Today when I was headed to help a friend clean out her closet, I checked my mail and in it was a card that said, “when cleaning out your closet, think of us” – The Cancer Federation.  See, the thing is my friend, whom I was going to help clean out her closet, is battling breast cancer.  I received the card in the mail the day I was going to help her clean out her closet.  I know, Unbelievable.  So I, shall donate my 40 Bags to the Cancer Federation, http://www.cftruck.org.  They will pick up the items from your home and you can schedule a pick-up, online. Easy.  You can choose the organization of your choice.  The best part is you clean out your home, you feel good, and you do good for others.  Win-Win!

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We start March 1st!  Who’s in?

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That time you go to see Flo Rida and he’s like 10 feet in front of you!  Well, 10 feet after you maneuver your way to the front. 🙂

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Best. Night. Ever.

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And the band will be back together this weekend!  Best. Weekend. Ever!!!

xoxo,

T.

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2 Responses to “40 Days – Forty Items – Forty Bags”

  1. Lynda Robertson February 24, 2017 at 4:55 pm #

    Thanks for all the good tips. Another is to downsize. NOT FOR SISSIES! When forced to relinquish, it’s amazing what you don’t need! After an estate sale and 3 more pickups from them, I have only holiday decorations reserved for our church rummage sale. With 20,000 members, it’s quite a sale! Thanks for your humor!!

  2. Louise Pochelski March 4, 2017 at 9:39 am #

    Good blog. Have always felt we hold onto too much ‘stuff’ . . . don’t need it, doesn’t help you. And, as always, you state the obvious in a funny way — thanks!

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