Decluttering Day 3: Jewelry, Accessories and Makeup

A friend of mine text me yesterday and it read “I hope you have a blessed day”.  Abby had been super-cranky-crabby-pants girl, Isaac was mourning the loss of his 1st grade bff who’s moving to California, and I was tapped fresh out of patience.  But for the first time EVER my natural response to her was “Blessed are the poor in spirit, the mourning, and the peacemakers. So yes we’re having a blessed day 😆.”  

It’s so strange how each day I’m feeling more free to be in everyone’s presence, including the Lord’s, and I am attributing that to clearing out the physical clutter in my life!  It takes me significantly less time in the morning to get ready for the day.  I’m not sifting through piles of laundry to find a wrinkled shirt to wear, and thanks to decluttering the accessories, I’m actually not overwhelmed by my treasures and have worn a few pieces lately!  

Since the kiddos needed a little more of my attention the past two days it has taken me a lot longer to sift through the jewelry, accessories and makeup but I just finished!!! 

We have the world’s smallest bathroom and it’s currently shared by 6 people so I get ready in our master bedroom.  We have a perfect space behind the door for my makeshift vanity.  But it was out.of.contol people!  

Here’s the before 

And the after: 


What a world of difference that made!  I even found a spot to put a light up mirror that my mom gave me for Christmas.  I’m always complaining about the lighting!  


I cleaned out 3 drawers where I keep my makeup and was able to put all of mine and Abby’s hair ties and clips in there. 


I’m actually embarrassed by the tiny amount of makeup I have but, hey, I’m a simple girl 😆.  I have another list going for makeup I need to replace.  A year always passes before I run out so I tossed a lot.  I even had my wedding makeup from 11 years ago!!!  I never wore it but I kept it for sentimental value…but I have Cameron and pictures and memories!  I don’t need the makeup.  

Jewelry was the hardest to part with.  I make jewelry, my mom makes jewelry, I had ton of jewelry.



And I got rid of a ton!


 I almost got rid of the necklace I wore on my wedding day but a friend reminded me that maybe someday Abby would want it. So I kept it in my sentimental porclain teacup which just sits inside my jewelry cabinet:


And because we believe in the healing power of essential oils and massages, I found a spot for all of our “medicine” ☺️


One thing I’d like to add is that this is the only spot in the house that’s mine alone.  You probably saw a cork board on the wall to the left.  This is where I surround myself with positive memories and letters that are special to me.  Some I’ve had for 10 years!  These are all pieces that encourage me every day from people who I love the most.  I also put relevant scriptures up there.  I would encourage you to do the same because it really is uplifting!  Why keep those special things in a box where they’re doing you no good?!  In the new house I’ll have a better and prettier space for doing my girly thang but for now this works perfectly ☺️

Here’s another look at the before and after:

I can’t wait to get ready for church tomorrow in my clean space!  

Monday I’ll be back with more and I’ll be focusing on kids clothes!  

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Thanks for visiting! I hope you’ll join in on our 40 bags in 40 days challenge. Feel free to link up or leave I comment below. I love your comments! 



  1. Cathy Kelley

    It’s a amazing the difference this makes isn’t’ it Mary? I did this a few years ago using the “The Life Changing Magic of Tiding Up: the Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo. Love it.

    • aicragyram

      Yes! This is my third time and I love it! I discovered Marie Kondo last year and she’s such an inspiration ☺️. Have a great vacation!!!

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