It’s time to do some summer de-clutter! I just recorded my first few videos and hopefully I’ll start posting them soon.
So instead of doing a long intro to each one, I thought I’d just write about what I’m doing. So what’s this all about? It’s about getting rid of things that I don’t use and don’t love. It’s really that simple. My goal is to downsize and get my collection to a more manageable grouping of products.
This feeling came on for many reasons, but mostly I was just overwhelmed. I do use a shocking amount of my products. I don’t do the same routine every day and I like having variety. So my collection will still remain large. The main issue for me is when I first started building a collection, I was in a different place mentally. I was trying to do just that – build a collection. I love makeup and that’s not a secret. But I’ve built enough and want a more cohesive collection of things I’ll use. Now, this doesn’t mean I’ll use them everyday or that they are “holy grail”, but just that they are things I know there will be occasions, at minimum, where I’ll reach for them.
For instance, I really want the Tom Ford fall collection and I really don’t need anything until then. So I want to downsize and buy just items I’m excited to add and know I’ll get use out of them.
I decided to just start showing what I’m getting rid of instead of going drawer by drawer because my makeup isn’t really organized by category right now and I feel like this is going to be a process. I’ve already took a lot out, but I know there’s more to do. I’m trying to get out of a collector mindset and more into a “I really love this” mindset. I think it starts with downsizing.
I think we are all in different places and no one should dictate what you’re collection should be. So I totally understand the fun of building a collection and what that’s like, but maybe it’s me going into 30 saying “I just need to say goodbye to these things.”
Anyone else purging? Any tips or tricks? Sometimes I’m really in the mood and other moments… I find in t a complete struggle to let go. I know it’s the right thing, but damn if I don’t love a good Chanel blush!