A few years ago I came across a ’40 bags in 40 days Challenge’. Who doesn’t love a good challenge? The idea is that each day over a 40-day period you purge one bag, no matter the size. I jumped in and every day I disposed of a bag of ‘stuff’ from my home. Some was donated, some was given away and some was thrown out.
Fast forward to 2021 and I have realized that many of my sellers have a lot of anxiety around getting rid of and packing up their stuff. It’s very easy for me to say something simple like ‘get rid of anything you don’t want to pay to move to a new location if you won’t be using it’ but much less simple to help people along with that process. So, while originally I participated in the challenge for myself, and I continue to do so every year, now I have created a Facebook group of over 100 participants who go through the exercise with me.
Over time I created a focus point for each day so it is easy to determine where the items for that bag will come from. Together we post motivational sayings and progress photos. We are judgement free and try to keep humor alive as we encourage one another to purge the things that complicate our lives so we can focus on what’s most important. If you are thinking of selling or just looking to simplify your surroundings, we’d love for you to join us!