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Friday, August 23, 2013

Getting Ready for Baby: Cleaning up my Makeup and Skincare Stash

I'm definitely doing what I can to prepare for the birth of our baby.  Sometimes I get demotivated thinking about the amount of stuff I need to sift through and the space our baby will need for diapers, creams, powders, and clothes.  But then I remind myself that I will thank myself for doing this now.

So, I started out with sorting through my skincare and makeup collection, figuring that if I consolidate, I can make a space in the bathroom linen closet for the baby's things.  So far, the goal is half complete.  There is still no dedicated baby shelf, but at least I have all my things where I need them to be.

The top left shows the entire collection of stuff that I currently have, stopped using, forgot to use, or didn't throw away.  I got it all sorted so that large body-related items, random hair and nail items, and lotions fit into an ice cream bucket.  All my brushes can fit into the rolls they came in and a container for everyday use.

Face lotions, moisturizers, serums, eye creams, masks, and samples, as well as BB creams, foundations and tinted moisturizers got put into containers in the fridge in order to preserve them for as long as possible.  It may take me years to get through them but I will try!

Finally, I do have items that I tossed out.  Most of them are already empty, but some just needed to go because I couldn't remember how many years ago I got them and didn't want to risk putting something that old on my skin.

Not pictured here are actual makeup items.  Powders and compacts can last a while, so I'm not too worried about them.  They all have a space in a drawer.  

So, this weekend will be phase 2 of the big clean up.


  1. congrats on the clean up! I think about doing one yesterday.... but I cant bring myself to do it....

    1. It was hard for me to do, too. I had been putting it off for weeks and weeks until I finally had to admit that we need the space and my stuff was taking up the space needed for diapers and stuff. It's really hard for a pack rat like me because I always always think that I can still use it or it would be such a waste to throw it out. I would have considered a blog sale, but truthfully, some items were really old and I didn't want to put super old items out there for people to buy and try.


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