The July Decluttering Challenge

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The July Decluttering Challenge

Normally this would be the time of the month where I would talk about what’s currently on my beauty wish list but truthfully, there really hasn’t been anything. On the contrary, I feel a bit overwhelmed with all of the samples that I’ve been amassing through Birchbox, Glossybox, gifts with purchase, and my recent sample swaps.

At the beginning of the year I set myself the goal to reduce my beauty stash and while I did pretty well for a while, I’m now to the point where my drawers are just so full stuff that it’s hard to even figure out what to use next. Plus, I’m pretty happy with my routines and I like to stick to what works. But my stash is seriously getting out of hand and It’s causing me some major anxiety. It’s time to take charge of the problem.

With this issue looming in the back of my mind, I was pretty excited to stumble upon Kalyn Lord’s blog and read about her Sample Killah project. The goal is to use up as many samples as possible during the month of July. This is exactly what I need in order to declutter my stash and clear my mind. I’m in!

I went through all of my skin care, hair care, and bath & body items and selected the samples that I would like to use up. It’s A LOT as you can see from the pictures. There still are more samples in my stash but this is the majority of them and it is what I think I can reasonably use up over the next month (fingers crossed). Part of the challenge is to post about your progress once a week so look out for those posts in the future.

In addition, I plan on finally going through my makeup stash this month to weed out all of those products that I won’t use anymore or that are way past their expiration date. I plan on posting about this little side project as well.

If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can sign up over on Kalyn Lord’s blog until June 30st. Happy decluttering!

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9 comments

  1. Oh good luck to you! I really need to do the same, my presses are overflowing but I just can’t bring myself to!

  2. I feel ya about being overwhelmed. I feel like all beauty vloggers and bloggers eventually get to this point and have a major purge – WHICH I LOVE! Those are some of my favorite posts.

    I love the name of this challenge – Sample Killah! Genius. Good luck in using up all of those samples!
    -Gillian

    1. Yeah, don’t get me started on beauty blogging and consumerism. It’s so easy to get caught up in all of it…

      I’m still debating the format of my update posts. I was thinking maybe a one sentence micro-review of each sample I used. What would you like to read about?

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