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{Daily Task #1} Bin Bag Challenge – Rubbish


Task #1:

Take a black bag around the house and try and fill it with anything that is genuinely rubbish and needs to be thrown away.

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My Tips and Advice:

Focus just on the rubbish in the house today, other genres like recycling and charity shop items will be tackled on other days – easy hey!

Your home will be easier to organise AND clean when there’s less stuff in it – and getting rid of genuine rubbish is the perfect place to start – that’s why this task is right there at number 1!

Every time I do a bin bag collection in my own home (whether it be for charity, recycling or plain rubbish) I find a bags worth of stuff pretty easily – I don’t know where it comes from as we are neat freaks (as I’m sure you’d expect!) – but things just accumulate, and it makes such a difference to the house when you know that all the rubbish has gone.


  • Empty all the bins
  • Look through the bathroom and bedroom cupboards for old toiletries and makeup
  • Hunt out damaged or broken items that cannot be fixed
  • Go through kitchen cupboards for out of date food
  • Venture into the shed, loft and the garage as well if you have time – things ALWAYS end up in the extremities of the house before they get to the tip, so you’re likely to find loads there!



How did you get on?

I’d love to know!  –  Why not write a comment below….


{Daily tasks are quick household chores that are additions to your usual cleaning or housekeeping routines – they can be done usually well within 15 mins. Do just one a day and you will really notice the difference quickly – find out more by clicking HERE}


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12 Responses to {Daily Task #1} Bin Bag Challenge – Rubbish

  1. Maureen May 25, 2015 at 11:17 am #

    Filling a black bag was fairly easy and while I was at it I filled the car with stuff from the garden and took it to the local tip along with the black bag.

    I want to do the same next Monday.

    • Chrissy Halton May 26, 2015 at 8:10 pm #

      Great news Maureen! – Hope the habit sticks as it’s a great way to stay on top of things x

  2. Danielle Mar 21, 2015 at 9:20 pm #

    I managed to fill three bags from just the living room and kitchen! I had so much paper work / mail that wasn’t needed any more. Off to the recycling centre tomorrow. Excited for my next task.

    • Chrissy Halton Mar 23, 2015 at 2:28 pm #

      Hi Danielle – great news! – It’s such a lovely feeling to lighten the load a little – that’s why I would always start with this for day one – good luck with the rest and please let me know how you go! x

  3. Christine Jan 20, 2015 at 7:04 am #

    Wow Daily Task 1 completed easily even after a weekend of enjoying your website and beginning my decluttering/organising. Looking forward to Daily Task 2. Thank you for helping me. It’s made a difference already.

    • Chrissy Halton Jan 20, 2015 at 12:54 pm #

      Hi Christine – so so glad that the daily task went well and wasn’t too much – let me know how you go and good luck with the rest x

  4. Revina Dec 30, 2014 at 7:15 pm #

    Doing these in a slightly disjointed manner as Christmas events/children allow! Did no 1 just before Christmas and managed to fill two bags in 10 minutes!!! Looking forward to rest of week…

  5. trace B Jun 30, 2014 at 1:40 am #

    let me first start by saying i am one of the MOST disorganised people in the world, to be honest i am messy too! BUT i am so keen to turn my life around and now have a burning passion to get organised.
    So to cut a long story short i have filled up 5 garbage bags full. Not rubbish per say [i am VERY messy but not dirty] but stuff that i thought “why am i clogging up my life with this stuff”, as i have never had organisational skills i dont, as yet, have many places for things [and so i have stuff everywhere].
    5 bags later i feel much better 🙂

  6. Lucy Jun 11, 2014 at 6:03 am #

    I’ve just started the organising! I almost didn’t bother with day 1 as I thought I was quite good at throwing stuff away. I managed to fill a black sack just from the downstairs toilet/utility, the bathroom and the children’s room!
    I’m really happy I’ve found this website. I’ve tried to follow fly lady and habit hacker in the past. I have learnt some stuff from them but I feel this is more relevant to a family in the uk. I’m really excited to start!

    • Chrissy Halton Jun 11, 2014 at 9:59 pm #

      Hi Lucy – I always find it amazing how easy it is to fill a bin bag no matter how tidy I think the house is! – so pleased you are enjoying the daily tasks so far – let me know how you find the tasks as I always love to read comments x

  7. Andi-Roo (@theworld4realz) Apr 2, 2014 at 6:19 pm #

    I wanted to start this week but am already behind since I’m in both a writing challenge AND a blogging challenge! It’s already Wednesday and I haven’t yet begun! I enlisted my 9yo daughter’s assistance so I could still complete this weekly challenge. She wanted me to time her to see if anyone else could fill a bag with trash from around the house more quickly than she did: It took her 22 minutes — she ran through the upstairs, all around the downstairs, and through the yard. Now on to Tuesday’s task!


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