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Hoarding Help Message Boards : Talk About Your Fears : Numerous Small Beauty items and Papers
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Numerous Small Beauty items and Papers

Posted: 07 November 2013 - 09:10 AM
I have tons of beauty products too. Most of them are gifts that I feel reluctant to just trash. I think it's pretty common for women to get a lot of lotions and things like that as gifts, especially during the holiday season. I just have to remind myself that it's not doing anybody any good for me to keep them and not use them. They are not good to use when they get old anyway.

Ugh, thinking about the beauty products just reminded me of all the mostly burned candles I have. That goes on my list too.
Posted: 01 April 2013 - 12:54 PM
Hi Cindy :)

Can you just toss out the unwanted toiletries and cosmetics?

Did you know that they expire?
Also once opened and used, bacteria can and will begin to slowly grow in/on them.

This bacteria can cause very serious eye, skin and health problems.

Expired lotion and shampoo can quickly begin to smell off/bad just like old cologne and perfume.

We can't donate opened or expired toiletries.
Since you don't want to use them because they didn't work to your satisfaction please just let them go.

I know they were expensive and you hate to waste money but we all buy them and later discover we are not happy with the results.
To free up our space we need to just throw them away.

Having fewer unwanted unused things in your home will help you in getting your space organized.

Tillie :)
Cindy Welsh
Posted: 01 April 2013 - 02:06 AM
I basically live in a studio apt which is lucky since I cant fill it too much, however its pretty full and the floor is covered of each room area.

I seem to hoard tons of beauty items, tons of face cream, eye cream, shampoo's, body lotions, body scrubs...when i shop i always want the new brand as I decide the previous brand didnt work. I keep them all. I have tons of socks that dont match or are so mixed up into other clothes, I dont know where the mates are. I have a lot of clothes for dressing up but I basically wear sweats or just black slacks and simple tshirts all the time. A lot of my clothes are barely worn, some too small. I also am ok with letting go, donating...I just wish I had the right furniture or knew how to arrange my house so I could keep some of my things and figure out what needs to go.
Luckily my neighbors are all strange so I dont care what they think although I am embarrassed for them to see my cleaning, they all know I have a lot of stuff but I blame it on my having a studio as I am in the only studio. Most of them dont care and are friendly to about 60% of me doesnt care what they think if they see cleaning or throwing out stuff.
Sometimes I put empty boxes outside and try to categorize what goes to donations, what goes to storage to file later, I have about 10 boxes of papers, mementos, important receipts, important docs like medical, insurance, lawsuits, people's address's but its all mixed in with magazines, travel brocheres...junk mail etc..
I guess its overwhelming to me so Im also unsure where to start. I have a long rectangle shape bathroom and open kitchen and bought some bookcases but I just never learned how to organize. I feel like I dont have the right shelves or cabinents. So I cant decide whether to throw out my furniture and start over, most of its from good will so I am not attached to it. I thought of just trying to put everything in a box by category like all the face creams, all the shampoo, all the body items. but i get exhausted and stop because I think well maybe its the furniture of the wrong dimension that is the problem. I just am confused on what to do first.
I wouldnt mind hiring someone but I feel wierd paying someone to go through my stuff piece by piece, I want to get it ready first somehow. I want to make some sense of it.
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