What do toiletries, makeup, and spices have in common? We all hang on to them for far too long!
Let's start with toiletries. Bubble baths, salts, lotions, soaps, etc. How long have they been in the cabinet? If you're not using it, either start using it or get rid of it. It's as simple as that. Stop hanging on to all those little hand lotions, that smell so good, that you never use.
Makeup. Most of us wear the same makeup everyday. Have a look in your caboodles ladies. When was the last time you wore some of that stuff? I realize that some eye shadows or lipsticks might be used for special occasions. Beyond that get rid of it. It's time for the 6 year old mascara to hit the trash.
Spices. So here's the thing, we eat these. Now I am by no means a chef, I'm not even a good cook, but when you haven't used it for the last decade, I'm not sure you should eat it. When you need only a teaspoon of a spice that isn't commonly used in your house, try buying it where you can choose your own amount. That way you don't end up with 90% of the jar left to collect dust in your cupboard.
These are quick decluttering jobs you can do on a rainy day. Be honest with yourself, do I use that? Why am I not using that? Will I use that in the near future? Look at expiry dates. How long have you owned that for? You might be surprised at how much you get rid of.
One of the benefits after decluttering is that the things left over have more space, therefore tend to be taken care of better. That's pretty great considering they are the things that we use and love!