For each category (hair, jewelry and make up), collect all items (don't forget gym bags, purses, bedside tables, etc.) and follow these simple rules:
Hair Stuff - if it's circa 1980, get rid of it. If it has the name Scrunchi on it, get rid of it. If it's brisstles are worn and missing, get rid of it. If you have never used it, get rid of it. Next, organize what items you have left into bins, tins, bags, etc. to keep everything in once place. Simple.
Jewelry - If it's tarnished, polish it. If it's broken, get rid of it. If it doesn't have a match, get rid of it. If you have never worn it, get rid of it. If you swear you're going to wear it but haven't in over a year, get rid of it. If it's anything of your Grandmother's DON'T get rid of it. I am so envious of those of you who have your Grandma's jewels. Capiche?
Make Up - Refer to THIS ARTICLE for tips on how long to keep common make up items. Get rid of anything crushed or anything that requires you to use that little sponge applicator that came in the case. Big girls should use big brushes, don't you think? If it screams "I dance on a pole" (i.e. sparkles from here to Vegas), save it for Halloween. Even better? Get rid of it. And lastly, if you have never applied it, get rid of it. KEEP anything that you use on a daily or weekly basis and has not "expired". Organize your make up and keep your brushes in a separate spot from your powders, eye shadows, blush, etc. (this will prevent leftover colors and dust from gathering on them). Finally, WASH your brushes in soapy warm water and keep this up every other week or so.
Once you have completed these tasks, pat yourself on the back, get thee to Etsy and award yourself with some organizational treats!
|Hair Dryer, Products and Brushes?!|
|Make Up Bag or Feminine Products?!|
|Make Up Brushes, Hand Lotions, Samples?!|
|Perfumes, Hair Ties, Head Bands?!|
|Bobbi Pins, Clips?!|
|Curling Iron, Towels, Rollers?!|