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Use Up That Makeup! Update 1 and How I Sanitize Makeup

So, based on my recent posts, I clearly read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up and loved it.  I plan on KonMari-ing my whole life. I started with makeup because I think it’s the area of my life that needed the most attention.  Clothes and shoes next, though I won’t be posting about that.

I had to go through my makeup a total of 5-6 rounds, sorting things that sparked joy in me, and things to be sanitized and donated or tossed.  I will be posting some quick reviews on the products I let go.  I had to go through so many rounds because letting go can be hard.  At times I wasn’t sure if I should let something go.  My thoughts were:  it’s a nice product, and maybe I’ll use it later; or ugh, that item was on the pricier side. But in the end, if I am honest with myself, I would just rather use something else because I’ve been ignoring it all this time.

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Use Up that Makeup! 2017 Inventory and Thoughts on Decluttering

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Saw this hilarious evil kermit meme floating around 😀

I kind of didn’t want to do it, but I think it would be useful to post the inventory I recently did of my current makeup stash and what my goals are in terms of numbers.   I was hesitant to post these numbers because I am embarrassed, but hey, I should be open about this because it will keep me accountable! My goal is to use up that makeup!

So here it is, a snap shot of my current inventory as of 4/1/2017.  As you can see, it’s a very classy looking index card that I laminated with packing tape.  This may be a huge collection to some or a small one to others, but for me,  it’s too much.  My goal numbers are to the far right.  They’re what I’m aiming for after decluttering the makeup that I want to donate and using up what I have left. Once I start getting close to panning things, I’ll probably step it up and do some project pans, hopefully within this year!  I l.o.v.e other peoples project pans!  There is something inexplicably satisfying about seeing the silver pan at the bottom of a product.use up that makeup Continue reading