Last time, I made it 75% to my goal, but if you remember, I didn't know where else I was going to find the remaining items to get rid of. Well, it turns out, it was all just a matter of where to look. Because, my friends, as soon as I looked under the bathroom sink, I hit the
And now for the breakdown:
- 2 empty bottles of baby powder
- 1 half empty curl spritzer
- 1 empty bottle of saline solution
- Half empty lotions and cremes, including 1 Nair (yuck!), 1 tanning lotion, 1 suntan lotion, and 1 facial moisturizer
- 1 (gross) shower basket
- 5 various applicators and utensils
- 1 bottle of nail adhesive
- 1 conference pin (yes, found under the sink as well)
- 9 empty makeup containers
- 1 old flat iron
- 1 plastic toiletry bag
This purge is the most embarrassing, by far. I essentially was storing trash in my living space. First lesson for today - do not do this again. Ever. The total for today is 27, bringing my GRAND total to 102 items. I surpassed the 100, and it didn't kill me. In fact, if I can be honest here, I found most of these items a few days ago and was just waiting to photograph them, and in the past few days could have probably added about a dozen more items. I was just too impatient and wanted to get them out of the house. Immediately.
So in conclusion...just kidding. I do want to say that I found this "cleansing" process extremely valuable, and would like to repeat it every year. Will that happen? Can't say for sure. But it would be awesome.
I can't remember if I said this before or not, so at the risk of sounding like either a broken record or a crazy person, I definitely learned that storing junk that I don't need actually COSTS me space in my house. I would have previously told you that all our junk that was out of sight was out of mind, but now I realize that's not entirely true. One thing is for sure though - I hope this new mind set sticks with me for awhile!