With Monica's practical tips you can say GOODBYE to (insert your own here): overwhelm, nick-knacks, disorganization, lost items, and stress. Then say HELLO to (insert your own here): joy, organization, cleanliness, productivity, and focus.
Below you'll find an excerpt from September, but feel free to click on the link to the entire guide above if you're feeling extra motivated and want to de-clutter ahead! Enjoy and let us know how your de-cluttering is coming along - drop us a line on FaceBook or through email!
I’ll bet you can organize your medicines and makeup in thirty minutes or less and use the same process for both. First, gather all the items in each family so you can see what you have. Next, get rid of any medication past its expiration date. Please do NOT put medications of any kind in the trash or down the sink or toilet. Instead, seek out a local pharmacy that will accept them for destruction.
When sorting cosmetics, remember that they can harbor bacteria that could give you an eye infection, so throw out any makeup over a year old. Going forward, sterilize your new makeup and extend its shelf life by lightly spritzing the surface of any compact (both powders and creams) every day with 90% isopropyl alcohol to kill bacteria. Any small pump spray bottle that produces a fine mist will do the job nicely. Big thanks to makeup artist Wayne Goss for the excellent tip!
Keep your favorite everyday cosmetics close at hand with acrylic tabletop organizers, a floating wall shelf or inside a drawer that’s been outfitted with dividers.