Friday, February 4, 2011
A challenge. . .
I was just perusing my new favorite blog, young house love (BAH-RILLIANT!) when I happened upon this post from TWO years ago. And it was...a slap in the face.
After reading it, I sat, thinking of all the THINGS I have. And the constant clutter, disheveldness, overstuffed stressed-to-the-max feeling of my house. Maybe no one else notices it. . .but I definitely do. Even once I get things all clean and spiffy, I feel as though it takes mere seconds to undo HOURS worth of work. I KNOW that's part of life (especially with a W around), but I also have been feeling lately that I just have too much STUFF. I am a makeup lover, a clothing lover, in general a STUFF lover. I find myself wanting to buy more storage bins instead of EMPTYING the ones I've got.
So I've decided to go crazy. I'm going to do some SERIOUS purging around here. Slimming our home down to what we NEED and what we USE.
And i'm starting with MYSELF. I LOVE makeup and beauty products. Like more-than-a-fat-kid-loves-cake. But I KNOW I only use a PERCENTAGE of what I have. SO I'm going to make it my mission this weekend to GET RID OF MOST of my makeup. IT might SEEM like a waste. But I know in the long run learning to live with what I HAVE will be better for me and my family. My daily routine will be LOTS shorter if I only have a handful of options! Her mention of nail polish got me too. I'm obsessed with nail polish. But my nails PAY for it. Especially since I tend to buy the el-cheapo stuff from the drugstore. SO I think I'm going to have to purge in that area as well. And using more natural types of nail varnish has been something I've thought doing but never felt the push that I do now!