And by the material of some of my past posts, people do not like inviting me over to their houses because I come over wearing a white glove, ya know.
I am a minimalist at heart. That wasn't always the case. I did go through a phase as a kid where I hoarded every Teen Beat magazine with Taylor Hanson inside.
But something happened when I had Haven. Chris and I had each moved three times in three years. And after packing up the same junk over and over, I thought to myself, "I can light a match to this," Thus starting the new minimalist Holly, who has only three things on the wall in the entire house.
Unless you're talking about french fries or money... Then, to me, less is more.
In addition to that, I have a pretty rigorous cleaning schedule, which includes things that Chris has never heard of to clean before... like baseboards and the inside of the refrigerator.
The reason I bring this all up is because this is the annual kickoff of 40 Bags in 40 Days for Lent. Sarah from Clover Lane does this every year. You can read about it HERE. And here is her Tips & Tricks post HERE. Basically you make a list of every room/closet in your house and try to fill up 40 bags worth "clutter." Some bags might be donated or sold... Others might end up in the trash.
The bags don't have to be trash size bags... Little plastic bags work too. It's just depends on what area of the house you're cleaning.
If you join in on the fun (yes, this is as exciting to me as going out to eat without children), then tag me on instagram (@hollystanfield) or use the hashtag #40bags. I will be doing a a recap of all my stuff I pitched after Lent.
Now that I have scared the beejeezus outta ya, go check out these fab ladies...
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Kadi from Sheer Serendipity is one of my new favorite bloggers. Her and I are both wanna be runners, but I would be content with my chubbiness if I had her blonde hair. Kadi has gone from a size 16 to a size 8! Go check out her progression pictures on her page HERE.
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