Archive for the ‘Beauty’ Category

For Day 6, my friend Lauren made a post on Facebook that her workplace was gathering items for [a local shelter](http://safeplace.org/get-involved/give/wishlist/), so I decided to raid my cupboards to do so.

Today I found 6 baby related items to give to the shelter. I’ll have a few more days with things I found that I’m donating this month, but I have a giant basket, and a diaper box, and a wipes box, full of things to give to a good cause.

And, I’m able to downsize to help others, which is awesome.

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Holy crap. it’s the last day of the month. really? I seriously got rid of 465 things either by throwing out or giving them away or selling them? -really-?

I’m more amazed that even after that, I still have thousands of things around here. crazy huh.

Anyway – today, the last day, I got rid of 30 sample sized toiletry items as part of a giant box I am going to sell on Craigslist for cheap. Things like lotion, hotel soaps, etc. Since I have been doing a lot more freebies online, I’m getting a ton more samples, and I wanted to cycle out some older ones / ones I’m just never going to use.

It freed up a ton of room in 2 drawers, which is lovely. 🙂

This has been an amazing project. I’m glad I did both at the same time. I may still continue to do the minimalist game from time to time, too. It’s a good way to stay accountable.

Thanks for following, thanks for reading!

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I have been a huge major collector of makeup for many many years. I had more than any one person needs. Over the course of the past few years I have been trying to sell and pare down, but for the hard part my brain, it is something I am very addicted to buying and having.

I finally got kind of tired of having the same swaplist, and I decided to just go whole hog and get rid of all the makeup that I’ve had sitting in a tote.

I managed to sell 29 eyeshadows! TWENTY. NINE. I didn’t make a lot of money, but that wasn’t the point. The point was to pass them along… I still have at least 100. it’ll take me a while to get rid of more. But I’m happy, I got rid of my stash!

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I love lipgloss. A lot. more than any human should. I also collected it for a long while. Fascination with makeup, all that fun stuff. But I’ve been having a lot of “issues” lately trying to get rid of things, and I always tried to sell/trade this kind of stuff for a higher price. I finally decided to let it go.

I sold 28 items worth of lip makeup to friends! Not at a high price, but the satisfaction of getting it gone is well, well worth it. 🙂

I’ll have more to get rid of, too. I kind of got stalled and overwhelmed when sorting. But this is a great start.

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I worked on cleaning up things today in the storage room. I found more nail polish to swap/get rid of (8 of them), then I cleaned out my car on the way up to get rid of recyclables (10+) and then I finished off / tossed out some stuff from the fridge that was past date (5). So, at least 23 today are going to leave either by way of recycling or by swapping. Hurray!

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I got on a kick because YAY, I GOT A JOB HURRAY. And since I’ve been cleaning out things.. I realized if I have to conform to a dress code, I’m going to have to spend some money.

But those entries will come later. This entry is all about trash. And I trashed some old makeup, mostly just mascaras and eyeliners that had gotten too hard, crusty, or otherwise gone south.

13 of them. Which should tell you one reason I’m paring down what I have.

It’s great – i really never thought I’d be able to start letting go of this stuff. I was cleaning and sorting and I actually had a panic attack, because I was finally doing it. It’s weird what “stuff” gets a hold of you.

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Misleading title, kind of. I have been going through all my drawers and trying to make room. I was a really bad bath and body / beauty supply hoarder; in fact I had so much shampoo it would fill up a 28g rubbermaid container. Along the few years it’s also gathered up some other crap, that I was just too lazy to go through.

Since I was cleaning out the drawers in my plastic storage, i was able to transfer all my shampoo etc into the empty drawer and I no longer have an extra Rubbermaid container full of beauty stuff. This is pretty huge for me.

I either added or threw out 11 things from the drawers/container today. And more importantly I just gained more space.

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