It’s here!! The Spring Cleaning series. It can be a daunting task to look at everything that you have and decide in one day to keep or get rid of items. Today I’m starting off simple. Ladies, pull out your nail polish! This includes your top and base coats. All of my polishes are stored on a shelving unit that my grandfather built and used in his garage decades ago. I have a little nook in my closet that is of no use. I installed the shelf and decided to use it as storage. Now that you know a little bit of how/where I store my collection, on to cleaning it out! Here are a few things I kept in mind as I went through my collection.
1. Do I really need it?/ I don’t really need all of these.
2. Do I have a similar color?
3. Do I even like this color anymore?
4. Will I actually wear this shade in the future?
5. Is the polish still good? or is it expired?
6. Which are my favorites, that I absolutely can’t part with.
Here is what I started with: (Not Pictured Top/Base Coat/Tool and Gel Kit & Polish Shelf)
Keeping all of that in mind I pulled out color family by color family. I was pretty brutal in deciding what I was going to keep and what I was going to give away or toss. I forgot to count exactly how many bottles I was going through but I did count how many I was getting rid of or giving away. I slimmed down my collection by 23 bottles! Twenty of the bottles are still good and are able to be given away to friends or family. Three of the bottles were just absolutely no good and had to be tossed in the trash. Here is what my nail polish shelf looks after.
Hope you enjoyed my polish clear out and it inspired you to maybe clear out your old polish!