As I mentioned in this post, I am currently undergoing a transformation of sorts. Namely, going from hoarding everything under the sun to trying to get rid of all my wordly (particularly beauty-related) possessions. To be honest, I have reached the point of oversaturation which has led me to, unfortunately, become a little bored with it all. Not beauty in general, but when you have so many products that it starts to stress you out, I guess you just start to avoid the whole thing. Which is what has sort of happened with me. Which is sad, because I love beautiful things that feel good and smell nice!
So I thought today I would shame myself into showing the sheer amount of stuff that I have in my house. Actually, mine and Gav’s house, which is even more impetus for me to clear out the crap. My hoarding ways are taking over , and although they are currently confined to a few specific drawers, it is on the verge of spilling over into the rest of the house and the rest of my life.
So! With that in mind, here is a picture of some of the junk in my trunk/cupboards:
I should follow up this picture by saying that the lighting really isn’t favourable (it’s upstairs in our loft) and I haven’t really organised it properly, but the amount of stuff is accurate. This is for one person. And this isn’t all of it.
How did I get to this point?!
Well, actually, I’ve always sort of been like this. I don’t think there’s necessarily anything wrong with enjoying having certain things… but there is a limit to how much stuff you can actually enjoy at any given time. When it comes to make up and beauty products, this is even more pronounced, as you only have one face, right? I personally find it takes me aaaages to get through make up in particular, probably because I like to slob it up as much as possible, whenever I get the chance. This means no makeup at home, minimal makeup on the weekends and only slightly more than that for work. Winning.
Recently I have become a bit obsessed with cleaning out my makeup stash, and watching other people do the same, too. Honestly, my Youtube history is a rollcall of ex-slobs who have turned over a new leaf and have gotten rid of their crap. I love it. It cheers me up like nothing else, and I’m not sure if that’s because it’s inspiring to see people being harsh with their belongings and whittling it down to the bare essentials (it is), or because I like knowing there are other people out there who have a horrendous amount of stuff and are finally acknowledging the problem (I do). Whatever it is, I figure these videos are more beneficial to me than watching hauls, which immediately make me forgot about the expensive pile of crap I have in my cupboards and instead make me lust for MOAR!
I thought I would start listing projects I want to use up here (a la Project Pan), as well as doing more empties videos and posts. Honestly, the amount of stuff I have is now overwhelming and weighing me down. I gotta cut the fat, man! Here are some products I would like to get rid of – and soon:
- Mise en Scene Damage Care Perfect Serum
- Plant Kingdom (식물나라) The Rich Snow Foam
- Skinfood Shea Butter Creamy Body Mist
- Chanel Precision Body Excellence Hand Cream
- Crabtree & Evelyn Rosewater Hand Cream
I also picked up a few useful (and cheap) containers from Daiso to help separate some items. This immediately made me feel more relaxed and organised, and sort of gave my drawer more structure. I’m thinking perhaps I’ll do a video on me sorting out my stash, let me know if you’d like to see more of this sort of thing!
Really, all of this comes back to my boredom with the rampant consumerism which seems to be our generation’s lifeblood. I do still enjoy beautiful things, just not 45935409853945 of them at the same time. We can only focus on so many things at a time (in my case, one), and so it just doesn’t make sense to me to fill all my cupboards with stuff just in case. Even sale items don’t impress me much now. I figure, if I really want it, and I stop buying other stuff I don’t really care about, I will have more than enough money to enjoy a really nice thing – no matter the price. Within reason. I ain’t no Zsa Zsa Gabor!
Let’s see how I go with this! How about you? Have you ever done a Project Pan? Let me know in the comments – there’s strength in numbers! 🙂