Keys, are they useful or not? What do they fit? After establishing that there is no door in this house that they fit I still couldn't quite throw them out. The answer was to put them in this salvaged from bin jewellery net and see if I ever need them. Perhaps in a few years I'll be confident that I can throw them away. This is an investment in future decluttering. Keys that do fit doors I have put in another net in another drawer in my bedroom. Hopefully never the two nets shall meet and swap about.
I know you want to know my plans for the crate. Before I embark on that story I am detouring to ask how many items in your bathroom, cabinet or dressing table do you replace if you run out. I don't mean generic such as a night cream. I am talking specific brands, items and colours. The items that I can think of immediately are;
my Alpha H glycolic acid. I use this twice a week except in the summer months. This is the easiest way to exfoliate to my mind. Twice a week I wipe this acid over my face before bed. On those nights I do not use nightcream.
my tan luxe for the face. Perfect for self tanning by adding drops to your own face creams in your hand as you apply at night or in the morning. There is no need to swap out for a self tan lotion, thereby abandoning your own routine, when using this product. I wrote on it here if you would like more information.
my Tarte CC cream in light. Sadly I cannot replace it currently as its not available in the UK but I have found an alternative. This Perricone serum foundation serum. I have been using the CC cream, and now this serum, in the winter at weekends for a light foundation covering. I find it natural looking in daylight.
Over the next few months, if I come across some other items I will update you. In the meantime how am I using my now spare crate. I have decided that my dressing table is a major clutterfest. Yet how much do I really use?
I have embarked on brushing this lot into the crate
|Before shoving items into crate|
|Before crate up|
As I use an item it is worthy of placement on my dressing table. After 9 months I should know what to remove from the house. I say 9 months as I want to cover some of the summer months before I am rash as some items will be seasonal.
These items are remaining as I have used them today or will do so tonight.
|Remaining on my table.|
|My lipstick box is a seasalt socks container from last Christmas|
Out of interest I found an old blog picture of my dressing table 2 years ago. It was tidyer than my precrate current scenario so I have clearly accumulated over the 2 years. You can see my Alpha H is in both pictures. Proof that that is one item I have repeat purchased as I mentioned above.
What are your desert island items? I'd love you to comment below and tell me and fellow readers.