How much space do you think is taken up in your home for the sake of vanity. What square footage is used to accommodate beauty products, hair styling formulas and tools, clothing that is excess to your needs, shoes, and fashion accessories.
I will admit up front that I am a bit relaxed when it comes to presenting myself. I only use make-up if going to work, out in the evenings or just because I feel like sprucing myself up a little. And even then I only use the basics, foundation, mascara, brow pencil and lipstick.
I don’t believe that most beauty products actually live up to their promises so I don’t waste my time and money using them, aside from a little moisturiser when need be and a chap stick. I think that genetics and good nutrition has more to do with outward appearance than man made products.
I have found that hair requires lots of grooming in order to look as wonderful as you see in advertising, no matter how effective they would have you believe the product is. If I decide to try a new hair product I wait until my old one has run out then use the new one until it is used up before reverting back or trying something else. Since they are all much the same I see no point in giving up an allowing half used bottles of product to accumulate in my bathroom cabinet.
As for clothes, mine are mostly practical, comfortable and casual with a few good outfits for evening wear. I am a bit of a jeans and blouse kinda gal in the winter and cotton dresses or capris and fitted T-shirts in the summer. I don’t go to work so I have no business attire.
Most of my clothing looks fine with either black of brown shoes of varying styles depending on the outfit or weather. And I only have one small black handbag and a black clutch purse.
Needless to say vanity doesn’t take up much room in my home. I guess though that most of my readers are somewhat less minimalist than I am in this area. However do give some thought as to how much might be a little too much when it comes to the above mentioned items. How much of your space, money and time are you willing to trade for the sake of vanity.
Today’s Mini Mission
Declutter two excess cooking or serving items in your kitchen.
Eco Tip for the Day
Stains ruin clothing, protect them with an apron while cooking in order to help them last longer.
For a full list of my eco tips so far click here
It matters not how fast I go, I hurry faster when Iâ€™m slow