IF YOU SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE, THE LAWS OF THE UNIVERSE WILL BE SIMPLER, SOLITUDE WILL NOT BE SOLITUDE, POVERTY WILL NOT BE POVERTY, NOR WEAKNESS WEAKNESS ----Henry David Thoreau
HOO baby! I just keep paring down and paring down. This is great. It's funny how excess stuff weighs on your mind and well as taking up space. I'm feeling lighter and thinking more clearly.
I was still working on the bathroom area this week:
Jan 27: Under the sink, I had a bunch of lotions and bath salts in a cardboard box. The box never really worked well. It was kind of balancing on top of a bunch of other stuff. But since I got rid of a few towels in January, I could re-configure the towels from 2 shelves to one. (they are all rolled up in a cute little pyramid shape. They make me smile every time I go in the bathroom) So I arranged the lotions and bath salt on the empty shelf. Much nicer! The box went in the recycling.
Jan 28: I had a bunch of samples I had collected from various places also under the sink. Why am I getting free samples of products to try and then keeping them where I don't use em? I moved all the free samples up to the sink and will use them in February. If I like em, I just may buy em!
Jan 29: I had 2 bottles of cough syrup that had expired. I looked high and low on the internet about how to dispose of expired medicine. Most sources say to keep it in its original container and throw away.
Jan 30: The expired vitamins were another story. The internet had everything from flush them, throw them away in the bottle like medication, or crush them up and make plant food. (I asked Nerd his opinion, since he's a scientist. But he was no help. He said that after vitamins expired, they turned to a life of crime and usually ran away to Mexico) I was about to take the entire bottle and see how psychadelic and flourescent I could make my urine when I saw that vitamins are compostable.
Jan 31: Final item from under the sink: purfume that smelled rancid. Threw away the same way as the medicine. And pulled out the rest of the fragrance to the shelf where I can access it more easily.
February 1: Laundry day! 1 pair of socks to donation bag.
Feb 2: I'm back to the front entry way, where the recycling is piling up again. Brought the paper in to recycle today.
Over the next week, I'm gonna go back to the front entryway and clear that space out.