I have been looking forward to this for months, you guys. I know it’s silly, but every time I have been tempted to throw something away in this category, I have made myself wait until now! This week we are going to get rid of all the skin care, hair care, and makeup products we don’t love. Yes, even that $20 bottle of root booster that your hairdresser recommended that you never use. And that pot of sea salt and pomegranate hand exfoliator that you foolishly got sucked into buying by a foreign guy at a kiosk in the mall.
Do you collect hotel samples? My husband does. He has about 20,000 little bottles of shampoo, conditioner, soap, body wash, and lotion. (I’m exaggerating a little). Unfortunately, I cannot get rid of these, because they are his. When I talk to him about them, he says they are for “emergencies.” If you are reticent to throw away your old hotel samples because you might need them for the zombie apocalypse, trust me when I say that personal hygiene will be the least of your worries. Furthermore, most of these products degrade quickly and expire after a year (or sooner). If you want to feel good about yourself, you can donate them to a homeless shelter.
Most of the things we are dealing with this week will be in your bathroom, but be sure to look around the house, because you may have stashed some in other places. Remember that we need to store similar items together, so be sure to gather all your accoutrements in one place so you can discard and then store them.
This is what my drawers looked like after I went through this week’s challenge:
This challenge is based on the KonMari method found in the book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. If you are just joining us, be sure to start at the beginning! It’s very important to go in order! You can also visit my Transform Your Home, Transform Your Life page for all the previous posts in this series. Don’t feel like you have to catch up if you are just finding this challenge now! Just make sure to start doing the weekly challenges from the beginning, and you will be fine!
Next week’s challenge: Valuables and Your Purse