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Week 5 #40BagsIn40Days Challenge


So… I had great intentions for last week. Unfortunately my kids were on spring break. My biggest goal last week was to keep the kids happy and busy so my house wouldn’t become a complete disaster and they would have a great break. I accomplished keeping the kids busy and the house didn’t get too wrecked, but I’m REALLY behind on laundry and my kitchen has been a mess since Saturday. I got it cleaned up this morning and then proceeded to make cupcakes and make a mess again.

This is my final week and final push! My goals are:

  • Get through the books in the TV room
  • Clean out and organize boys’ room
  • Clean out and organize girls’ room
  • possibly get through toy room in basement

Thank you for visiting each week and helping me to stay accountable. I’ll be sharing later this week about one of the places we went over spring break because my family loved it. We also took a hike to a waterfall, went to the library twice, went to the zoo, and spent some time with family. It was a good spring break, but I’m so glad to get back to some kind of schedule.

About Paula

Paula Krueger considers herself a “baby “chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she’s still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She’s since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.


  1. charles krueger says:


  2. Sounds like a great challenge! I got a few bags this week!!
    Anne – Mommy Has to Work´s last blog post ..Natural Dyed Eggs

  3. This is such a great challenge. I haven’t done it every day, in fact, just started it, but because of my schedule, I’m just working on it over the weekends. I did get rid of 10 bags this past weekend.
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    • 10 bags is awesome! I’ve done really well this week. I’m already halfway through my goals. I just have the bookcases and the toy room left to go through!

  4. Seems like the kids’ breaks are the opposite of our breaks right? You’ve been doing great and I’m sure you’ll accomplish the rest of your goals.
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  5. I am slowly gaining on getting things cleaned up around the home and more organized!! Sounds like you are doing good!!!!
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  6. Your doing great! I need to do this challenge especially in the storage room 😛 I am not looking forward to that!!
    Theresa @ Faith and Family Reviews´s last blog post ..Buying a Cow

  7. All those toys in everyone’s rooms would be a nightmare for me to sort through. You can do it though!!!
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  8. Don’t sweat a week of less progress, you have been doing great.
    Robin {Mom Foodie}´s last blog post ..Skinny Chia Berry Smoothie Recipe: 150 Calories & Vegan

  9. I’ve been doing my own challenge and so far I’ve gotten rid of twenty bags, most of them were old clothes and linens. I still have more to go though.
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  10. I’m excited to hear about how you feel you did when you reach the end of the 40 days. It’s a worthwhile project even if you don’t complete everything that you had intended to do, it’s something I really need to put on my list of things to get done.
    Tammy Litke (@threedifferent)´s last blog post ..Dr. Fischer Mineral Products Review & Giveaway

  11. That is wonderful! I have been in decluttering mode lately.
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  12. I really need to do this challenge. I have a ton of stuff that never gets used.
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  13. Where can I find the actual details of the challenge I like the idea.
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  14. Yay! You have been such an inspiration, I am really working hard to get our house in shape before we leave this summer.
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