Sunday, April 10, 2011
I had 12 Walmart bags full of stuff that I deemed necessary last week before I determined it was junk this week. Out went the tubes of Lancome and Yves Saint Laurent lipsticks that I bought in 1998. That means they were 13 years old, yuk! I wasn't using them mind you, just SAVING them! Body lotions that came in sets with perfume that were even older, that horrible bodywash that comes with gift sets...have you ever noticed it says douche on the tube? It never smells like the perfume, it stinks when it's new. So why did I save that???
The more I looked the more I found. Under the counters were old suntan lotions, smidgens of every kind of hair product that they sell and whitening sets galore. Just one or two applications left in each, that's when I realize they don't work and give up.
I picked up speed as I worked, hurriedly throwing with abandon at this point. Q-tips that had worked their way to the bottom of drawers were disposed of when only last week I would have picked them up and examined carefully before pitching. Lord help me, I don't know why I have issues with this but I do! Saving, being thrifty...it all comes from that. Waste not, want not has been drilled into my brain but I can safely say nothing that got thrown away was usable. No one would have saved that stuff but a very troubled person!
I'm thrilled that I mustered up the strength to clear out my troubled past. Now I actually have room for buying extra bottles of my favorites...it's ok, I am in control now!