I’ve been following Creating Mary’s Home for quite a while now and I finally decided that I would try one of her declutter challenges. She’s currently in the middle of doing her 91 Day Declutter challenge. I just finished week 1 which is the master closet and the master bathroom.
Now I want to start off by saying that I did not do the master closet. The reason the master closet was not done is that I already do this twice a year. It doesn’t make sense to do this ahead of regular schedule by about a month and a half. Instead I will be moving those 4 days to another short week or to an open week.
There are only two days for the bathroom which makes sense. Most of our bathrooms aren’t that big. Well there are a lot of things that I don’t keep in the bathroom, I know most people do which I think is why it also was not crammed into one day.
In the left of the photo I have the bulk of my declutter. Most items here are expired. I’ve been having all kinds of skin sensitivities and I’m just not willing to run the risk. There are some notable products here that I did really enjoy.
The IGK Rich Kid oil gel was something I really did enjoy in my hair, besides being expired it seems to be very thick now and not so useful.
TIGI Bead Head Screw It curl hydrating jelly oil I think will be a repurchase.
Laneige Essential Power skin toner, I did enjoy this very much so. I had no reaction to it but I am using a different toner. No point of me holding on to this. Much so when it has already reached its date.
A few products that did not impress me at all where that Laneige water sleeping mask in the blue container, Catwalk by TIGI Curls Rock amplifier for definition and separation, Peter Thomas Roth cucumber de-tox hydra-gel eye patches, and Matrix Total Results curl please shampoo and conditioner. These probably work for somebody else but they just were not for me.
On the right I have a pile of items going to my Aunt. I have three boxes of muscle relaxant patches from China. Sensitive skin and the adhesive is too strong for me. If it wasn’t for that I probably would keep them and finish them up. There is also a hot and cool pad along with lavender and rosemary massage oil, and a roll on stress vial. I also included some bath melts that are moisturizing cocoa butter scented in Tangerine.
In the center I have items that I’m really just not sure what to do with but I do not need them taking up space. I will figure something else out though. Vase is staying. I was not going to dump out the sponges every where.
Not pictured is a pile of items I’ve already passed along to my Mother. This included a few samples of products she may be interested in, a nearly full bag bath salts scented in apple or something like that, and shower steamers that I do not use.
I have looked ahead on the declutter challenge program. I crossed off areas that I don’t have or weeks of rooms that just simply do not exist for me ha-ha. More or less to see what I am in the store for but also to make sure I was able to fit closet in somewhere without compromising the declutter of another space. So far it looks good and it seems easy enough to adjust it to work for me. I will follow it through though and make my final decision in the end. I am hoping to be able to use this as an annual system just to make sure I get all those areas I might miss during the rest of the year.