Girls x 2! What to do w/ALL that Jewelry, Makeup, Soaps, Hair Hickies!? Frustr. Perfectionist!

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Girls x 2! What to do w/ALL that Jewelry, Makeup, Soaps, Hair Hickies!? Frustr. Perfectionist!
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Fri, 07-08-2011 - 7:10pm

I need to purge.

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Not sure how old your girls are, but if I were you, I'd tell them they have 3 days to purge their extraneous junk or you'll throw it all out. Make-up has an expiration date, usually a year, so if you think it's been open for more than 12 mo, they need to throw it out for hygiene reasons.

Most women have stuff they've tried and haven't liked, but couldn't bring themselves to throw out, so be a little gracious. Just let them know the clutter is bugging you, give them the three days, then follow through if they don't purge on their own.

My 16 yo doesn't throw stuff out easily, so this is what we do and it works. Sometimes she'll do her own purges, and sometimes I do them.

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Registered: 11-01-2001

The "girl stuff" in our house can be overwhelming too.

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Registered: 12-03-1999

Why do you have to do ANYTHING with it?

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Registered: 11-28-1999

If it's soaps, shower gels or the like & it was in the bathroom, I'd be using it myself.

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Registered: 10-16-1999

I'm with Sabr - why throw it out?

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I agree with the others, and find some ways to orgainize the *stuff*. I only have one dd, going on 15, however she shares a bathroom with brothers who are a few years older, and they have complained on more than one occasion about her *clutter*. However, they also have their shave cream, razors, etc etc, so dd has half of the bathroom counter and they have the other half. I rarely go in there!! My advice would be to leave their things alone. Yes, I know that clutter can be frustrating. My dh is a true clutter bug and there have been times I have felt buried in his *stuff*, however they are his things. Same rule applies with your girls.