A Bag A Day

I always ask for paper bags at the grocery store… I love paper bags!  They remind me of my childhood, they are definitely more earth friendly than plastic bags, they are less germy than reusable bags and they are easier to lift/carry when you are a wimp like me… ( pregnancy made me very wimpy – it is a very good thing I only birthed 2 kids!)   Besides brown paper bags stand up well on their own when you use them for garbage and recycling.

What on earth I am talking about Brown Bags for anyway you ask??  Good Question!

You see… I live a very ‘piled’ life.  Piles of papers (evil, evil papers), school work, bills, books, magazines, piles of toys, laundry, items for sewing & mending, crafty things, kid things, grown up things, cat things, dog things, things to do, so many many things! When the piles are in my way … I relocate them… eventually some things get sorted while others find their way into bins, shelves, and counter tops, table tops, desk tops, railings, window sills… They are everywhere!   Some piles are hidden from them, those, the others that come into my house … and some are  …um… out in plain sight for all to see!  How embarrassing!  I keep telling myself … it is hard do everything when you are already a less than perfect housekeeper, and you home school one child with vision challenges, while running the other one to and from school and social events, and have had 2  puppies in one year  (yep… 2  in one year… all for another blog day!) etc. etc. etc.  Excuses, excuses, excuses!   I am one of the best less than perfect housekeepers!   Whew!  Now that you all know this about me we can move on to why I am talking about Brown Bags!  Here is my plan.

28 days in February28 Brown Bags. A bag a day.

I am going to fill at least one bag a day.  With donations, sell items, recycling and garbage.  I am going to purge my house and my life one brown bag at a time for a whole month! I think I will need to buy more groceries in order to complete this task!   Wanna know a secret?  (I do this a couple times every year!  Yes I am that messy! )   Come back next Monday to see where I went with my brown bags… and what ‘treasures’ I unearthed in my messy house!  Wait til you see my bedroom… I can’t believe I am going to let you see it!  Peter Walsh would love to “visit” my house!  (Peter if you are reading… Please come to my house… I need your organizers and decorators to work magic!)  OK..

I have my bags for the week…let the ‘winter’ cleaning games begin!


PS.  I am having a root canal today… Oh joy!  So I cheated and got started this weekend already!  I am so motivated!  😉

15 Responses | Add your Own

  • 1 Buckeroomama yazmış:

    Hey, that’s an idea! Maybe I need to do that and start purging, too. I keep meaning to, but has not really gotten down to actually doing it!

  • 2 Melissa yazmış:

    Thank you I needed this motivation! I will do the same! I will link back to you of course! Talk with you later!

  • 3 Summer yazmış:

    Hi! I have had a heck of a time being able to view your blog! You wouldn’t believe what it took. I’m feeling a bit like a stalker now! 🙂 If you don’t get many comments, something is up with your site. Anyway, just popped over to say hello! I love your bag a day idea. I have piles of paper too. The stuff just keeps comin in! And I am totally a less than perfect housekeeper!

  • 4 Summer yazmış:

    Hey again! I can view your blog just fine now. I guess it’s because mine is thru blogger.com and yours looks like it’s a different (more sophisticated!) site. Anyway, now that I have you on my blogging list, I should have no problem. Looking forward to reading all about green smoothies!!! 🙂

  • 5 Jenn yazmış:

    Thanks for coming by today! I am such a new blogger it is exciting to know I am beginning to find amazing people to connect with! 😉 Time to make dinner… tonight frozen chicken nuggets… (I had a root canal today… can’t get any easier than frozen nuggets.. right!) 😉

  • 6 Laura yazmış:

    OMG!!! I finally found you!

    You have left me so many comments and I click on your name from the comment section and a blog comes up with nothing on it, but a follower widget. I am following that one BTW. I will follow here now!

    You have to go back to my blog and then click on your name in your comment to see what I mean! Maybe others were having trouble too.

    When you left me a comment today and it said that I had to read what you wrote, I was so excited because I have been going there and nothing comes up!

    Finally I just typed in blog addresses until I found you!


    Now on to your post… I swear I could get a bag of stuff from my daughter’s room 2 times a month and she would not notice, ever!

  • 7 Blessed Adventures yazmış:

    Yay there you are. So happy to have found your blog…

  • 8 Kelly Lininger yazmış:

    I think that is a great idea. We try to keep 1-2 lunch bags in my car with non-perishables to give if we see a homeless person.

    Just another idea…

    Love to you – a new follower

  • 9 Steph yazmış:

    I love how real you are, I love LOVE this post, and I am so glad I am following you now for real!! =)

  • 10 dysfunctional mom yazmış:

    I love this idea! And I’m glad you sent me your blog URL, I thought you didn’t have one! =)

  • 11 Kim yazmış:

    I love throwing things out. I don’t have a big place so it can get cluttered quickly. I usually do one big spring and fall cleaning and throw out everything. It’s a very refreshing feeling when I done and there is room to reorganize. Anyway, thanks for stopping by. I’m following you now.

  • 12 Jenn yazmış:

    Thanks for coming back to leave another comment because I couldn’t find your blog! Glad you came back!

  • 13 Amanda @ Serenity Now yazmış:

    This is a great idea! 🙂 Way to organize! I tried to reply to a bunch of your comments, but it kept taking me to that other site. Thanks for clearing it up. 🙂

  • 14 Mrs. Dunbar yazmış:

    Hello!! I finally found you, I had gone to the blogspot address a few times.

    Anyhow, thanks for all of your wonderful comments.

    I LOVE your idea for the month of February. I purged my house the week after Christmas, but perhaps this would be an even bigger goal for next year. Good luck with this, I can’t wait to see how it all turns out.

  • 15 Christine yazmış:

    What a great idea!! I am motivated FOR you! LOL.