Guys…I need to tell you about a recent discovery that has gotten me so excited!! It has seriously revolutionized my domestic life.
Ok, to give you some background: I shed hair like a golden retriever. After brushing my hair or taking a shower, I’m usually collecting what is the equivalent of a furball around my bathroom. Because of this, I have to clean my bathtub drain twice every month.
A bottle of Drano costs about $7 and lasts two applications, so that means a new bottle every month. I spend $84 a year just to ungross my bathtub drain.
My life changed one day when I was introduced to THE DRAIN BRUSH.
All this excitement over a drain brush? I’m lame, I know! But seriously, you send that thing down your drain and it’ll bring up all the clogging gunk (ew visual!) so you can toss it out. No hazardous chemicals involved.
Sure, it’s gross but I don’t need to purchase a bottle of Drano ever again. Plus it only costs $4 and is completely reusable!
Any fellow shredders out there?? You NEED a drain brush!
When the boys are away, the girls will purge!
As I’m freezing my butt off in Toronto, Andrew is down south on a week-long Caribbean cruise with his mom. I miss the guy but now with the whole apartment to myself I’m able to focus on all my personal projects with undivided attention. My first project: PURGE THE CLOSET.
Storage space is a luxury in a 600 sq.ft apartment so I try to de-clutter as much as possible. If something doesn’t serve a purpose or we haven’t worn or used it in over a year, it’s time to chuck it.
Purging involves skill and discipline. Many people find it too difficult to get rid of stuff because they’ve grown an attachment to it or believe that it will serve some sort of purpose later in life. This is particularly true with clothing but do you really wear every single item in your closet?
This brings me to my post of the week that greatly inspired by purging itch.
Blog post of the week
What Is a Capsule Wardrobe, Anyway? by Unfancy
This post is an oldie but a goodie. Unfancy showcases fashion blogger Caroline’s style using only 37 pieces, or what she calls a “fashion capsule”. Basically it’s a mini wardrobe consisting of only pieces that you LOVE and can easily mix and match with other items. Caroline talks about the paradox of choice and how it’s harder to pick out outfits when you have sooo many items of clothing to choose from (that “I have nothing to wear!” phenomenon).
She challenges readers to go on their own Unfancy journey and provides a free wardrobe planner to help you discover your own unique style.
Could you have a closet with only 37 pieces of clothing?