I’ve been having a HUGE spring clean of my flat and my Easter Sunday evening was spent attacking… the bedroom.
I don’t know about you, but I can be a bit of a hoarder when it comes to beauty bits, although I’ve gotten a lot better over the years and don’t have half the amount that I used to.
I wanted to share this post as it’s probably more of an insight into me than my usual fashion related posts; I’ve got some random stuff in my room and there are some funny stories behind why I keep what I do.
My bedroom isn’t ever “messy” just pretty cluttered, here’s a snap of it before the mayhem began; don’t be fooled by the calm exterior of my bed; there’s a mountain of crap underneath that bad lad!
This corner is probably the worst of all; it’s where I store most of my beauty bits and is my side of the bed, not sure I need to say any more 😉
This is where I get ready everyday, so there’s a lot of crap going on everywhere.
Clearing the crap
I started this process with a system; if I haven’t used it in the last year, out it goes.
This old Barry M palette was a prime example of why my rule was important to the process; look at the bloody state of it! I think I bought this about 3/4 years ago, kept hold of it as I always thought I might end up using it one day and haven’t used it in over two years. OUT IT GOES!
Does anyone else have random pots of… well just stuff that they keep around each room, just in case? I forgot about my bedroom pot which was hidden behind the TV and thought it would be funny to share some of my gems 😉
Some rocks I picked up on a beach (in god knows what country), an old iPhone charger cable (broken of course), loads of cheapy old earrings from a multi pack I got in Primark, a little Minion from a Kinderegg, hair grips (because they’re everywhere), old beaded bracelets from many holidays to Turkey, another USB charger from an unknown device, a memory stick and a few old bits of costume jewellery for good measure.
The majority of this pot was tossed, but the sentimentals (I couldn’t part with the rocks LOL) were popped into a jewellery box.
I sorted through a lot of my old makeup, tossed the shit that wasn’t going to of any use to anyone, chucked out bottles of creams, perfumes and potions that had next to nothing remaining and saved some of my good makeup for when my little sister Charlotte comes over from the US with my mum, step dad and two brothers – I don’t want it going to waste and what are big sisters for?!
I came across a couple of random pairs of sunglasses I forgot about, along with my hair extensions I got in my haul from the app Cute for one of my reviews I did on here; I obviously couldn’t continue my mission without donning everything I found right?!
I don’t know why, but every time I have a clear out, I always end up wearing the most random shit; wigs, sunglasses, hats, scarves, jewellery etc.
Some random bits I found
- Three suitcases under our bed
- A silver top hat and cravat from Aaron’s Halloween costume a few years ago
- Car mats from when I part-exchanged my old VW Polo for my new one
- A broken arm from some sunglasses
- An old glasses case for my first pair of specs
- An old sunglasses bag I got from some shades I got from ASOS (the whereabouts of said sunglasses are unknown)
- Two boxes of clothes ready to be sold on my Etsy store My Fashion Faux Pas (transferred into a two of the suitcases found earlier)
After two and a half hours of sorting, laughing, hoovering and cleaning, I finally finished at 8pm.
A tidy home = a tidy mind.
I only ended up throwing out one big bag full of junk which I don’t think is too bad; although I haven’t touched my underwear drawers or my wardrobe 😉