Celebrating Easter {40 Bags in 40 Days}

I missed my annual January Junkout Jamobree this year so it’s back to 40 Bags in 40 Days for me. I really prefer to kick off the year with a clean slate, but work was absolutely bonkers.

I made a list of 40 areas to clean, purge and organize. I find doing it this way is so much more manageable and motivating. I don’t necessarily go in order. Instead, I pick a task – big or small – that can reasonably be accomplished with whatever other commitments I have that day. My list goes into my notebook that never leaves my sight. Mother and Sister always joke about stealing it and reading everything I’ve jotted down. :-) I have lists for everything under the sun.

Here is my 2022 list:

  1. garage shelf and lockers
  2. garage closets and repaint door
  3. mudroom
  4. kitchen cabinets and touch up paint
  5. kitchen pantry
  6. kitchen lights (basically dust and clean the bulbs)
  7. polish copper pots
  8. hall closet
  9. den baskets and lights
  10. dining room light
  11. polish silver
  12. living room cabinets
  13. honey’s desk
  14. office closet
  15. office drawers and cabinets
  16. porch
  17. john’s closet
  18. john’s bedding
  19. john’s drawers and desk
  20. whit’s closet
  21. whit’s bedding
  22. whit’s drawers and secretary
  23. guest room closet
  24. guest room drawers and armoire
  25. master closet
  26. master drawers
  27. master bedding
  28. fridge in kitchen
  29. fridge in garage
  30. master bath and refill toiletries
  31. boy’s bath and refill toiletries
  32. guest bath cabinets
  33. laundry room
  34. basement cabinets
  35. powder room
  36. my car and purse
  37. boy’s backpacks
  38. pool cabana
  39. pressure wash pool deck
  40. little free library

Do you do an annual cleaning challenge like this?

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3 thoughts on “Celebrating Easter {40 Bags in 40 Days}

  1. Definitely a challenge I need to be a part of as the clutter and just abundance of “stuff” at our house is driving me absolutely mad. I really need to do a purge!!! Thanks for sharing your list as those are some areas I hadn’t thought of…… Best of luck in yours!

  2. Amanda, I love the idea of 40 bags in 40 days during the Lenten season especially if they are being donated. I carried several bags of donated items to a church thrift store on Wednesday. I remember my late grandmother would take the house apart when she did her annual Spring cleaning. The blinds would come down and get washed outside on the clothesline and all the woodwork and walls would get cleaned and scrubbed down along with a long laundry list of other things. It’s amazing to me how things can accumulate during the year!

  3. I don’t do anything official – but I should! I’ve declared this rainy week house week and am cleaning/decluttering/doing all the things to get this place in order!

    Thank you, as always, for the inspiration! xo

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