Man, have I been busy lately! Between trying to clean out my apartment of as many worldly possessions as possible (it's so hard!), and finding out I've got an incredible new job that starts in less than two weeks (eek!), it's hard for me to find the time to do much else.
As mentioned, spring usually means a clean out for most people. That being said, I have never ever done any 'spring cleaning' before. Why? Because I like my stuff! That's why. Haha. Seriously though, it's so hard for me to let go of things.
I still have clothing and shoes from years ago that I only wore once. I still have makeup that has gone dry and turned to dust. I still have scarves that went out of style in the 90s. And don't even get me started on jewelry. The jewelry was the first thing I tried to tackle, and let me tell you, it's insanely difficult for a girl that collects jewelry as a hobby, to get rid of some... so naturally, I didn't. I just found a better way to store some of it.
|I bought a deep glass dish from Daffys and tossed most of my bangles and bracelets in it.|
|I found a perfect acrylic storage case at The Container Store.|
|Also at The Container Store, I found this set of drawers. Which happens to be perfect for my odd earrings and 'too large' rings.|
|You can see my eagle ring, bone hoops, spear head double ring, and my awesome lego alien I won at Oscar bingo. Oh yes.|
|I also had enough space to stash my favorite perfumes together in a pretty, sunny spot.|
|Two stacked paper trays from the container store give me storage on top, and room for my newest magazines on bottom.|
You can also see my bangle jar next to it.
Be prepared, friends! I fully intend to see this through, and plan on documenting along the way just in case anyone else is having 'spring cleaning' cold feet like I am. Is it fun? No. Is it necessary? Yes, I think so. It really makes everything feel fresh and new. It's like beginning again, and getting to take an inventory and really look at yourself and what it is you want. Try it! ;)