Nineteen Things to Declutter from Your Wardrobe before 2019

According to the Daily Mail, we’ll spend an average of 3,680 hours searching or 153 days searching for lost items. On average, we lose about 9 items a day (198,743 items in a lifetime)! But just imagine – if we spend this much time just looking for lost items, how much more time do we spend cleaning?

As a beauty blogger, I spend a lot of time and money buying and organizing cosmetics and clothing, but I want to reduce the clutter in my life.

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Best Affordable Drugstore Skin Care for Oily Skin

A good skin care routine is vital for maintaining, clear, glowing, youthful looking skin and preventing early signs of aging. Unfortunately, many of us operate under the misconception that skin care becomes a necessity in our 30s and 40s. But this is so wrong! Why?┬áIt is far easier to maintain your skin’s youthful qualities rather than take measures to treat set in wrinkles, dark spots, or other signs of aging.

While I regularly splurge on more expensive skin care, the drug store is upping their game by offering affordable, high quality skin care to help individuals with a myriad of skin care issues at any age. Please keep reading to discover your new favorites at the drug store.

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The #BusyBoycott: Week #3, Challenge #3

This September, I’ve been taking part in Be More With Less’s #BusyBoycott Challenge in an effort to simplify my life. I’m tired of spending all my time and energy doing things that don’t add value to my life or bring me joy, so my hope with this challenge is to learn how to better prioritize my life so that I have time to do the things that make me happy.

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The #BusyBoycott Week #2, Challenge #2

This September, I’ve been taking part of Be More With Less’s 21 day #BusyBoycott Challenge because lately I’ve found that my mile-long to-do lists have taken over my life and I’m seemingly spending more and more time doing things I feel I need to do, rather than things that I want to do. I want to simplify my life so that I have time to truly live for the things that bring me the most joy.

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The #BusyBoycott: Week #1, Challenge #1

Although I enjoy having a full schedule and taking on new challenges, I’m tired of feeling overwhelmed. The Busy Boycott is a 21-day challenge meant to inspire simple living and a more well-rounded life.

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The #BusyBoycott Challenge

etween an overbearing workload, my never-ending move, and my incomplete graduate school applications, I am feeling overworked and overwhelmed. But I am tired of letting business run me down.

While reading one of my favorite minimalism blogs, Be More With Less, I came across #theBusyBoycott. This challenge is meant to encourage simple living and help us change habits that are detrimental to our physical and mental well-being.

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The Transient Twenties: Moving & Chasing After What I Want in Life

As I write this post, I am sitting on a worn-out, secondhand couch left by a former roommate. Currently, this is the only piece of furniture in my apartment that is suitable for sitting. Like many New Englanders, I am moving out of my apartment on September 1st, so much of my furniture has been sold or given to others for free.

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Facebook & Instagram Made Me Buy It

Social media plays a huge role in influencing the purchasing decisions of millennial men and women, since so many of us are actively engaging with influencers, brands, and our own network of friends and family online. Through Facebook & Instagram’s advanced targeting capabilities, as well as through the brand and influencers that we follow, we are being bombarded with a bevy of products in our feeds.

Recognizing the way social media impacts what we buy and how we interact with brands, I thought I’d share the products that Facebook/Instagram “made me buy”.

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Feeling Seen: Dunkin’ Donuts launches NEW! Gluten-Free Brownie

As someone with major food intolerances, my week was made a little brighter by Dunkin’ Donuts’ new gluten-free fudge brownie. This is the brand’s first gluten-free offering.

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Smart Consumerism | How to Make Better Shopping Decisions #1

Learning how to develop smart shopping and savings habits are essential parts of growing up. Unfortunately, for many of us, financial literacy is not something taught to us in school or by our parents.

Shopping can offer temporary relief from stress or sadness, but buying “things” does not equate to true happiness. Moreover, excessive spending can actually hold you back from living an active, engaging life, especially as you age.

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