Take the “40 Bags in 40 Days Challenge.”
In a recent article, I mentioned the “epic amounts of stuff” we’ve accumulated since moving to this house six years ago. There haven’t been any military moves to keep me living lean and clean. That’s why I love this challenge promoted by Faith & Family and brought to my attention by Lisa, a long-time friend who wrote “Michael’s Story” for Household Baggage Handlers.
Each day during Lent, fill a bag with belongings you no longer want or need, and donate it to charity. This not only helps a worthy organization, it demonstrates your ability to let go and practice non-attachment.
Plus, don’t we all know how good it feels to de-clutter a space, even if it’s just the top of the dresser?
Count me in. I’ll start by giving away clothes we don’t wear and books, then tend to the “scary” storage room in the basement.
Lent began on Wednesday, Feb 17 and finishes on Saturday, Apr 3. I’m a little late starting, but I’ll double up a few days and meet the spirit of the challenge.
Do you want to join me?