Yesterday I carved out a tiny chunk of time to tackle my bathroom (… mostly. I still need to scrub the toilet, shower, and floor.). Underneath the sink had turned into a wasteland of products, shoved and packed in haphazardly over the last few months. I hate my bathroom, and I hate the storage/lack thereof. The problem with no good storage? Sixteen different boxes all full of random things that I don’t use because I don’t know they exist.
I’ve stopped all of my beauty box subscriptions, because I don’t have much money to spare and when I do have a bit of extra cash, I want to spend it on something I specifically need, rather than a gamble. Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoyed my subscriptions, but they’re a luxury that isn’t in line with our household at the moment. Still, I have TONS of samples accumulated from months of beauty boxes, and a few deliveries from my sister.
I decided to put all of my makeup into a big bin — regular stuff, samples, and the stuff from the postpartum care package Kay sent me. I’m hoping that I can weed out the stuff I use on a regular basis and move it into a smaller bag, while still keeping the rest of it available for special occasions! I’m not wearing much makeup lately — the tinted moisturizer and powder are about it, when I get around to wearing makeup — so it might take awhile to sort through.
As for the samples, I dumped ‘em all in another box. But I’m not sure how to go about getting through them. There are a few I know I want to use at specific times, like the nail decals for my upcoming stint as a bridesmaid, but other than that they’re a huge overwhelming pile of tiny packets and vials.
All I can think of is grabbing one sample at random, maybe once a week or so, and testing it out, but if you guys have any better ideas I’d love to hear them!