If you’re looking for a way to declutter, try doing the 40 bags in 40 days challenge during Lent. By the end, you’ll be feeling so much better! You will feel freer and have created space for good things to come in! Download and print this page to keep on track.

If you are looking for additional meaningful 40 Days of Lent activities, join my 40 Day Gratitude Challenge.

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Typically Lent is a time of fasting and sacrifice. This year, I am trying something different- decluttering my home! In 40 days I hope to have my home looking great and be spiritually refreshed. By decluttering, I’m creating more space for positive energy to flow in and around me.

Will you join me? All you need is a bag for each day of lent. Here are some tips to get started.

Save yourself decision fatigue and make this process easier by looking through the list of ideas and choosing areas where you can declutter. Go ahead and fill them in on the printable tracker. You know each day what to do, and save time and energy by not having to decide or second guess yourself.

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Things to Declutter


  • cabinets
  • all drawers
  • under the sink
  • junk drawer
  • food storage containers
  • gadgets/utensils 
  • pantry – expired food
  • refrigerator
  • top of the refrigerator
  • freezer
  • spices
  • mismatched broken or chipped bowls or cups
  • countertop
  • small appliances
  • recipes / cookbooks


  • toys
  • side tables, drawers
  • magazines
  • books, bookshelves
  • clothes
  • shoes
  • coats
  • backpacks/ purses/ luggage
  • under beds
  • dressers/chests
  • closets
  • baskets
  • craft storage
  • DIY projects
  • laundry room
  • linen closet
  • bathroom
  • bathroom cabinets
  • medicines
  • makeup, lotions, and hair products
  • toiletries
  • desks
  • mail
  • office supplies
  • filing cabinet
  • computer desk
  • DVD/VHS/CDs etc
  • electronics
  • flower beds and garden
  • front entry, porch, deck, and or patio
  • basement
  • attic and/storage room
  • sports equipment
  • tools
  • holiday decorations
  • cleaning supplies
  • Paint cans and household chemicals
  • automobile including trunk & glove compartment
  • purse
  • extra furniture
  • outdated decor

Think of how great you’ll feel when it’s over! You’ll have more space, more clarity, and maybe even some new organizational skills to boot! So what are you waiting for? Start decluttering today! To celebrate try my King Cake Recipe.

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