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Declutter 2014!

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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!

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  • Reply Gummy

    Yay yay can’t wait for your videos!! I’m not sure if congratulations is the right word LOL but congratulations on deciding to go on the declutter mission!! Even though I’m a purge fanatic, I do realize it’s a very personal process to each person as we all have our stories and attachments to certain items and it’s not always so black and white or even gray ha ha 🙂 My best advice is try to enjoy the process, and remember why you are doing this in the first place and remind yourself of your goals. Some things will probably be a lot easier to get rid of than others…but if you have things you are on the fence about, you might try putting those in a separate box/bag and not purging them permanently. Set yourself a time limit – 6 months? a year? whatever you are comfortable with – and if you haven’t reached for those set aside items or even thought about them that’s when you can hopefully set them freeeeee! LOL 🙂 So does this mean you’re going to have another blog sale???? xo Gummy

    June 26, 2014 at 6:27 pm
    • Reply Andie

      It will be a big one!! Lots of good stuff… Chanel, Hourglass… something from Tom Ford made the cut already! This is really a process for me so I’m trying to keep that in mind. This is just round 1, but I have to say even now seeing space or not having stuff everywhere feels good. So even as I’m watching the videos back saying “I really love this”, it’s like you said… just remember the ultimate goal! It’s really a new frame of mind so it will take time, but worth it I think!!! Thanks for the love! 🙂

      June 26, 2014 at 6:36 pm
  • Reply Gillian

    I kind of love this video and kind of hate it… I ADORE purging videos – Christine from PinkSoFoxy got me started with them. And I’m SO proud of you for getting rid of Chanel. At the same time I’m like, “GAH! Chanel! A shot to the heart!” Bravo, bravo.

    I’m looking forward to many more decluttering videos!!!
    -Gillian

    June 27, 2014 at 2:35 am
    • Reply Andie

      Yes I need to post, huh? haha I agree there’s something oddly exciting about watching a hoarder get rid of their stuff haha. It’s not really hard, it’s more what to do with it all now. But I have liked being able to use the stuff I really love instead of being clouded by stuff that was just ok. So I see more purging in the future. 🙂

      July 2, 2014 at 10:41 pm
  • Reply Moran

    Hi,

    I have to ask, what is the Tom ford dupe for the Chanel Blush de Horizon ?

    Thanks !

    June 27, 2014 at 5:25 am
    • Reply Andie

      It’s Tom Ford Wicked! 🙂

      July 2, 2014 at 10:39 pm

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