Our Day 2 Declutter note from Colleen–
We’re going to ease into this decluttering by an area that pretty much no one has a sentimental attachment to: bottles in the bathroom.
The area under the sink, in the shower or the linen cabinet or wherever you keep your shampoos, conditioners, lotions and potions can easily and quickly become a jumbled mess of half-full bottles of shampoo, barely used serum and duplicates of just about everything. It can be like a graveyard of unfulfilled beauty promises.
There are just a few steps to follow:
Don’t panic. We’re not going to tackle linens, or anything that comes in a box, tube, carton, bag or other type of container. All we want are the bottles.
Gather all those bottles from the shower, medicine cabinet, under the sink and elsewhere into one place in the bathroom.
start the purging. Basically, you’ll keep things you definitely use and absolutely will use in the near future. You’ll get rid of anything that you think you maybe would want to use if the stars aligned just right, anything that’s expired, anything that didn’t fulfill its promise, anything that smells bad or burns … you get the idea.
Remember, you may feel guilty for getting rid of something you spent a lot of money on, but if you’re not using it, it’s still a waste of money. Best to throw it out or give it to someone you know will use it. You can keep some duplicates for when you run out of something, but at most keep just one extra of each particular item to avoid cluttering up the space.
Finish up. If you were honest, you will most likely have a pile in the trash or recycling, possibly some items to donate, and a pile of bottles to put back. Put those bottles where they need to go.
Isn’t that so much nicer? Don’t you feel better having cleared some space? Keep this feeling of accomplishment in mind as you complete the rest of the challenge. And if you need some encouragement, don’t hesitate to look back and admire your handiwork.
It’s not too late to join us for the challenge!
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