It’s day eight of the 31 Days of Decluttering series, and it’s our first day out of the kitchen in a while. Yeah! Today, we’ll be sorting through and decluttering our toiletries.
If you’re anything like me, this is a big job! We have a good sized linen closet in our master bathroom, and I have two shelves filled with toiletries that haven’t seen the light of day since they were brought home from the store.
I sometimes find it hard to pass up what seems like a good deal so I know I have five or six containers of lotion from Williams Sonoma… that I bought at least eight years ago. I keep holding on to them because I feel guilty for not having used or given them away, and yet I keep not using them. It’s time to let them go.
I also have way too many bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and body wash in my shower. I’ll try a new brand, not love it, buy something else, almost run out of one bottle and replace it with a new one before getting rid of the first… it’s ridiculous. I seriously probably have at least fifteen bottles in there. I’m not sure. I’ll have to count them. Either way, I know most of them can go.
As silly as it may sound, this is probably going to be one of the hardest places for me to declutter. As much as I love kitchen gadgets, I can part with the unused ones pretty easily. Maybe because in my mind it makes room for new ones, I don’t know. Toiletries, on the other hand, can be really expensive, and I usually know pretty quickly whether or not I like something. If I don’t like it, I end up with practically full bottles just sitting around collecting dust and nagging me every time I look at them. “Why won’t you use me, Emily? You wasted money on me, Emily. Look at home dusty you’ve let me get, Emily!!!” Enough! I don’t want the clutter or guilt any more.
I’m getting started now, but I’d love to know if you can relate to any of what I shared? Are toiletries hard for you to part with? Do you have a ton of half used or nearly empty bottles in your bathroom? Let me know!
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