Some may recall a time when I was a prolific blogger. A single-don. I blogged about what was in my bathroom drawers. Naturally, it was a titillating post that took the internet by storm. A few years later. In my local readership of blogs, being An Exacting Life and Declutterer. So you know, worldwide sensation.
I have returned to share with the shared (but mainly my stuff) contents of the bathroom cupboards, drawers and surrounds.
SO we have
– 2 shampoo bottles (BF not good as ‘using the last of’ apple shampoo)
– 2 solid shampoo bars
– 1 conditioner
– 2 face washes (Cetaphil) – one inverted so it’s almost dead
– 1 make up remover
– 2 body washes (L’Occitane Rose and Body Shop Camomile)
– 2 razors
Pretty much the sum of my frustration – so many ‘two of’ items. The two shampoo bars? I thought the red one was aggravating my psorasis, plus it smelt like ‘burnt trees’ to the BF (tar based). So both are used interchangabley, though the preferred one is a little too damp atm and therefore more ‘soupy’ than bar. And I’m using ‘the last little bit’ of the bottle shampoo that
the BF John West rejects (…makes John West the best, and Sarah frustrated!!)
2 face washes – it’s the Mary Poppins of face washes I tell way. The make up remover is circa 2007 or 2008 and a few pumps from retirement. Given I use it once a fortnight or less, you can see it’s life is long.
Body wash – once it was a gift from a non-bath having friend (alas, I use it as a body wash). We loved the regifted bottle, I’ve bought it since DESPITE the Rose body wash living strong – it’s on it’s last legs and needs water to dilute the thick sludge due to evaporation. It is effective for countering water polo smell though!
Two razors – BOTH blunt. The man handled one has more blades, and I’m opting that way, pink tax and all. But I don’t want to trash the other handle either, so there it’s stayed.
Well that’s a post in itself. Now for all the storage!
Left to right
Hair box containing errant make up, cotton bud box (to refill canister), spray wash off bronzer
Hair dryer, head band, errant pendant and ring, chunky gold necklace, errant blush
Empty ‘extra razor’ tray, open coconut oil (better at eye make up removal), mug with eye liners and mascaras and a whiteboard marker for marking weigh in weights on the mirror
Ice cube tray of earrings (including some without a pair), foot balm at the front, and a ‘keyboard cleaning brush’ stashed in the bathroom for vent cleaning
This is the lesser used drawer generally though the bottom right hand side gets worked out as our medicine cupboard.
Across the top (back) of the drawer there is
– zip lock bag with two sunscreens and Moov natural insect repellent for tropical/summery holidays
– strapping tape
– loo roll in ‘easy to reach’ location
– Old El Paso jar with solid deodorant circa… 2009? maybe earlier?
– hand wash refill (inverted)
– band aids
– leave in conditioner
– make up palette circa teenage years from Grandma?
The make up palette hides more! The less often touched items:
Inside the travel stuff box we have
Designed to ‘grab and go’
– ballet case: mini shampoo, mini conditioner, mini face wash, mini spray (eww) deo, toothbrush, toothpaste… etc?
– back left: travel slippers (great on planes!)
– back right: travel pillow with ear mask and ear plugs
Also in the box is a Brisbane travel card, a map of Paris metro and a watch I wear on long haul flights only.
And lastly, the two mirrored cabinets:
Top shelf = boy stuff
– 2 perfumes
– 2 foundations
– 1 deodorant
– cotton buds
– face moisturiser
– tooth floss picks (for the BF
– 2 toothpastes (one is sensodyne)
– plate for teeth grinding
– my vitamins
Girls stuff and a yoghurt container of nail polisher remover etc.
Mainly, I’m overwhelmed. There’s just too much, but I don’t want to throws things out. Using it up seems to take milleniums! So many ‘two of’. I can count on the same fingers I seldom paint, how many times I’ve painted my nails… It’s almost MORE important to have remover to me, than to have the polish! And the ‘girl products’ – I’ve gone green there, and this is no place for ‘just in case’ (a handbag or work would be!)
Le sigh – suggestions given a shelter or work aren’t viable (I can’t find a shelter and man based workplace)?