Warning: This article is not for the weak.
I know that relative to many other people, my makeup and skin care collection is NOT big at all. But based on which products I’ve been using lately, I know that many of my stuff can be considered ‘excess’. However, I find it really hard to sort them one by one and decide which ones I’m going to dispose of and which items I will keep.
Taking inspiration from The Minimalists’ Packing Party, I decided to hold a party with myself. The Minimalists did it on a larger scale. They packed everything in the house as if they were moving to another place. After they’ve packed, they unpacked items one by one as they needed them. After a week or so, everything that’s still unpacked was deemed unnecessary and must be disposed of.
When I read their essay, I got excited. Their process was easier than going through each item one by one because chances are, if I do that, I won’t be able to let go of any of my stuff.
Now, let’s get the party started.
First, I went out and bought a bottle of my current favorite alcoholic drink–just so I can call it a party. I limited it to a bottle coz I know I might end up drinking too much if I see what I needed to give away later.
Then, I collected all my makeup and skin care stuff and laid them out on the washer so I can take a picture for inventory’s sake.
I put them all in this tote bag, then I sat in front of my laptop and finished my bottle of Gilbey’s as I wrote about this project.
I’d like to call this The De-stashing Project. I refuse to call it “Decluttering Project” coz the latter means I just have to organize my stuff neatly or hide them in drawers so that our place would look uncluttered. Now, if I “de-stash”, it means I’m really letting go of most of my stuff.
I’ll update in a week to see how this goes. Wish me luck!