We, here at Scisters, are consistently striving (or obsessing) to be our best on a business and personal level. This year we were introduced to the Konmari Method and Minimalism. For those of you who aren't familiar, the Konmari Method is magical tidying and decluttering method in which surround yourself with only the things that spark joy in your life. The Minimalists teach their followers to live an intentional life with less, keeping only items that add value. After combining these concepts, we have begun to eliminate clutter, stress and unnecessary business.
And I honestly am feeling lighter and freer.
As a hairdresser, you can imagine all the tools, and brushes, and shampoos, and conditioners, and tons of styling products that I have on hand at home. Then add the make-up... Wowza! I was made acutely aware of this when it came time to tidy this part of my life. I had enough to open a beauty supply! And why did I need this red lipstick that didn't suit my skin tone? I gravitate toward neutral tones. Even with all these options, I would gravitate to the ones that were my favorite and worked the best, while the others were stuck in the back for "someday".
The thing is, I don't think that I am alone in this.
Do you know what happened when I only kept the hair stuff that I loved or needed? I get better results... faster... in a more beautiful space.
So I thought I would extend a challenge to you. If you also have a collection of items that don't suit you, tidy and organize your favorite products. Then, pack up your "someday" items into a box and donate them to your local woman's shelter.