I’ve been living out of a suitcase for the past 3 weeks, and I have realized a couple of things.
In life, you really don’t need more than a suitcase.
I packed about 4-5 pairs of shoes in there, and I don’t miss any of my other shoes which are now kept in storage. I’ve been living perfectly happily with the amount of stuff I have in my suitcase – by no means am I a minimalist, although I’m trying, and I would love to get there, but it has really made me realize that all the extra stuff that I have in storage is really just, well, stuff!
I’m also apartment hunting now, and all the places I’ve seen are pretty small. They are okay for a single person living alone, but one of the headaches that I really do have is this – where am I going to put all my stuff that’s currently waiting for me in storage? For this reason, I’m trying a little to get a bigger place – and this is also putting a bigger hole in my wallet!
I have also been trying to massively declutter my makeup bag – and this is the hardest part for me. It wasn’t too difficult decluttering clothes and shoes, but for me, my makeup is something very hard to part with! Even old, unused makeup I find very difficult to say goodbye to, and it’s about time I do. Not only is it taking up space, but it’s heavy, and it really isn’t good for you to use expired products on your skin. (I’ll be honest, I’ve been using what I think is expired Giorgio Armani foundation on my skin for the longest time, and I love it because it makes my skin look so nice and dewy, but I have also never dared check the expiry date for fear that it really is expired!).
The point is, I still want to be a minimalist and live a simpler lifestyle. Of course, it’s a lot easier said than done, but I honestly believe that in life, you really want anything, it can be done. Everything else is just an excuse.
I currently have 3 giant makeup bags, and I am going to whittle it down to 2, and then to 1. I counted some of my lipsticks the other day, and I have about 56 lipsticks.
Nobody needs 56 lipsticks.
So, onto whittling down more!