As a beauty blogger and a general complete beauty and gadget lover I accumulate a lot of things.
Whilst I personally spend spare money I have on beauty goodies (as you can see from this site), PR are also generous with samples (although the many of these never see the light of day on Cosmetic Candy).
So after a fantastic week of shopping and parcels I plonked everything down, along with all the other weeks and weeks of back logged products and sighed…
TOO. MANY. THINGS.
TOO. MUCH. MAKE. UP.
I am not exaggerating when I say I can’t take a few steps in this place without standing on or banging into a make up or beauty product. I could fill about 12 large storage cabinets with the stuff.
So my evacuation plan…
The new or lightly tested things that I have personally bought I can blog sale.
There’s things I give away to girls at work, to family and friends.
There are extras I can get other people to review for me on the blog.
What about the other stuff? The free samples I can’t sell, that isn’t suitable for anyone I know, that I don’t really need reviewed for the blog?
Well, we were driving through the city the other week and I spotted a sign for a charity called the Mustard Tree. When I got home I looked for their website which I found after a while due to my bad memory.
What as it again? The Pickled Brie?
The Mustard Tree offers helps people in need by offering furniture, food parcels, household items, training….they also offer one off parcels including toiletries to those in need.
As long as the products haven’t expired and are in good condition (no broken bottles etc.) it can be donated.
Perfect solution for me, and I’m on a mission now to find other charities local to me that offer a similar service.
It really is worth remembering that as much as we love to accumulate things because they are pretty and sparkly, I bet most of us don’t finish everything we try (especially skincare) and it is such a waste to see these things expire then chucked in the bin.
I am personally going through a clean out now and forming piles for reviewers, blog sale, charity, friends and family and THE BIN!
Spring clean! Spring Clean!
P.S. The Mustard Tree is local to me, so its worth finding charities local to you that do a similar kind of thing. If you find one, why no list your city and the contact details for them in the comments for other readers?
P.P.S. No, that isn’t my cat begging. Although….it gives me an idea….