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If you're struggling with the whole idea of giving up things for Lent, #40Days40Items is a good solution

Stop giving up and start giving away.

HANDS UP IF you can’t help but feel a bit encouraged to change your life when Lent rolls around, religious beliefs aside?

Making a Lenten promise is like a New Year’s resolution, without any where near as much of the commitment. 40 days where I can masquerade as a more righteous person? Sounds like a pile of piss to me!

What better way to kick off Lent, then, by also pulling a Marie Kondo on it?

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Essentially, this is the premise of 40 Days, 40 Items. For the length of Lent (40 days and 40 nights, hence the name), you pick an item per day to give away.

It can be anything – an item of clothing, a book (controversial!), a homewares item … Literally anything that you did not need in your gaff anymore and have been looking at thinking “why do I still have this?”

By the end of Lent, you’ll have accumulated 40 items to give to a charity shop, a homelessness charity or any other suitably worthy cause, and you’ll still be able to stuff yourself full of chocolate. Ideal if you ask me.

If you’re looking for some online Irish inspo, stylist Justine King is bringing her followers with her on her #40Days40Items journey.

Happy Lent!

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