I consider myself fairly non-fru-fru.
(Fru-fru is a southern term that means “spending lots of time primping in front of a mirror” or . . . whatever else you need it to mean.)
Yet somehow, when it was time to put away my new beauty products from Seventh Generation, my eyes were opened. I suddenly saw the overabundance of STUFF on my bathroom counter.
The handy-dandy container was full. And overflowing.
Which kind of defeats the purpose of containing.
Once stuff begins to overflow onto the counter, my brain doesn’t even register the things that are supposed to go in the drawer below, and the space becomes a dumping ground.
I’ve straightened this counter many times, but it was time to purge. To simplify. When things continually spill out of their containers and spread all over my flat surfaces, I know I have too much stuff.
I decluttered. It wasn’t hard at all. It was simply a matter of paying attention to what I had. I realized that quite a few of my beauty products (lotions, cleansers and such) were . . . perhaps . . . out of date.
Like that lotion. With winter weather (even Texas winter weather), my hands get dry and chapped and painful. I’ve been using this lotion, but have noticed it isn’t doing much good. Perhaps that’s because it’s actually for babies.
Or perhaps . . . it has passed its prime.
I searched the bottle for an expiration date, but didn’t find one. I’ll have to go with the clue that my youngest child will be SEVEN next month as a way to solve the Mystery of the Very Old Lotion.
I threw it away.
Decluttering these products was easy, but I was re-decluttering. I know I’ve worked on this spot before. I’m sure I’ve even written posts about it.
Decluttering decisions are so much easier to make the second (or eleventh) time because if I haven’t used an item since the last time I purged, I KNOW I don’t need it!
I put several products that had never been opened into the Donate Box, and moved things like sunscreen, my dust mask, packing tape, and pens to the spots where I would look for them first.
Packing tape? Seriously.
Not sure how exactly that would fit into a beauty routine . . .
I was surprised that with the new lotion and cleansers from Seventh Generation, I kept almost nothing that I had before.
Why do I not do these less-than-five-minute projects more consistently?? So pretty, right?
I was excited to try out this brand new line of Seventh Generation personal care products. They’re a nice continuation of the “Simplify” theme.
The goal of decluttering or simplifying is to only have the things you need. Extra stuff doesn’t serve a purpose, and generally gets in the way.
I love that Seventh Generation is committed to making sure every single ingredient in their skin care line serves a purpose. They are bio-based with ingredients made from plants.
So not only is my bathroom counter cleaner, the stuff that’s on it is cleaner!
And there’s peppermint scented body wash! (Do you know how much I LOVE peppermint!!)
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Seventh Generation. The opinions and text are all mine.