Quick declutter challenge 1 – cosmetics

For the next couple of months, I am going to challenge you to declutter quickly.  Too often you can get stuck in the decluttering step and give up.  I want you to declutter quickly so you see progress immediately.  Decluttering and organizing is not something you do once and it is over.  Sorry to break the bad news to you.  It is an ongoing process.  Learning how to declutter quickly makes light work staying organized. You do a little bit every day and soon it is much better.  Don’t get stuck in the perfection wheel.  That is where you keep working on one area making it better and better after it is decluttered and functional, while other areas that need help get worse.

Here is the first challenge for you. If you need help, book a series of mini sessions with me to help you declutter quickly.


Here is some information about the expiry dates for cosmetics.

A chart with expiry dates for different types of cosmetics

In the comments let me know what was hiding in your cosmetics area that surprised you.

Julie Stobbe is a Trained Professional Organizer and Lifestyle Organizing Coach who brings happiness to homes and organization to offices, virtually using Zoom. She has been working with clients since 2006 to provide customized organizing solutions to suit their individual needs and situations. She uses her love of teaching to reduce clutter, in your home, office, mind and time. She guides and supports you to be accountable for your time, to complete projects and to reach your goals. If you’re in a difficult transition Julie can coach you to break-free of emotional clutter constraining you from living life on your terms. Online courses are available to help instruct, coach and support your organizing projects. Get started by downloading Tips for Reorganizing 9 Rooms.

Contact her at julie@mindoverclutter.ca

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  1. Charmaine Grace on February 29, 2024 at 8:01 pm

    Thank you Julie – This is a good start for me.

    • Julie Stobbe on March 1, 2024 at 10:33 am

      That is good news. I hope you will enjoy all 9 challenges and feel lighter at the end of the challenge

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