Monday, February 24, 2014


I am willing spring to come faster. I think it's working because we had the most warm and wonderful weekend in DC. It was 60 degrees! So it was basically summer. Ah summer. Where are you? My pasty skin misses being burned by your rays. 

Also, I know it's winter because I had my annual check-up at the doctor last week and I have a vitamin D deficiency. Why? No sun! Thanks but no thanks. I'm over you snow.

So, I decided to clean out my toiletries for this month's Throw Away 13 Things. What? You don't have this many bottles of shampoo?

So I put everything on the table and went through it all. I felt glorious afterwards. Plus I had all of these toiletries that I didn't know I had. Teeth whitening strips here I come!

Below is everything I threw away. Didn't donate this month because, ew, who wants someone's old toiletries? The best part about it was that I was able to get organized and know what I have. Now, when I go into Target I will not need to buy body wash if it's on sale because I know I have two in my gorgeous closet. 

Spring Cleaning Tips: Toiletries
Throw it away if:
  • It has expired. (This is a big one. Check those dates!)
  • If you haven't used it in the last two months. (I'm being generous here.)
  • If you don't like the way it smells. (Sorry tanning lotion.)
  • If it is 90% empty.
  • If it looks old, discolored, etc. 
  • If you have a new one that is better. 

Once all that was gone, I was left with a clean, organized space. Spring Cleaning: Complete.


What are your spring cleaning tips?


  1. It does feel so good to get everything cleaned out! I hope you guys keep having this warm weather!! :)

  2. I went through all my toiletries when I moved last fall, and I was shocked -- SHOCKED! -- by what I found in there. It didn't help that I was sharing a bathroom with my sister up until that point, so we tended to have double what we actually needed . . . and a ton of surplus stuff we didn't even need. Items that were brand-new and not needed actually were donated, and I took shampoo that I didn't like and used only a few times to a homeless facility my aunt helps run. They create little care packages with body wash, shampoo, etc. for the folks coming in, so I felt good that they would get some good use out of it! :) Thanks for the reminder to go through my things and keep it all cleaned up around there!

  3. What a great way to donate toiletries! Next time I do this purge will be when I move in September, so I I will certainly take the good items to a shelter!

  4. It felt like a miracle to have the sun on my face! I'm so excited for spring. :)

  5. Great clean out! I love purging unnecessary items from my home!

  6. It feels so good! Now I just have to stop myself from buying more. ;)


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