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What To Do With All Of That Clutter!

Thanks to the new Marie Kondo show on Netflix, decluttering has become cool. It’s trendy to spend time working from room to room, clearing through all of your stuff and getting rid of anything that you don’t need or want. Whether you go the whole hog and get rid of anything that doesn’t bring you joy, or you hold on to a little more, decluttering has benefits outside of giving you something to share on social media and an excuse to binge watch one of the trending shows of the year so far. 

Decluttering your home can reduce the risks of mould, dust and dirt taking hold, as well as removing tripping hazards. It can make your home tidier and calmer, helping you to relax and get a good night's sleep. Even the act of decluttering itself can soothe your soul. 

But, then what? You clear clutter, you are surrounded by piles marked “to keep” and “not to keep?” But you don’t want to throw it all away. What should you do with all of your clutter, once the decluttering is complete?

Bin it
Some of your clutter won’t be good for anything other than the dustbin. Old receipts and files might need shredding to protect your security, but anything else that will serve no further purpose can be thrown away. Just remember to sort it into paper, plastic and other recyclables to be recycled correctly! 

If you’ve got any old clothes that are stained or falling apart and can’t be given away, these can be recycled too at a clothing bank. 

Store it
There’s bound to be a third pile of things that you aren’t quite sure about yet. You don’t think that you still want them, but you’re not confident enough to give them away. When this happens, simple storage solutions can give you options. Hire a storage room to keep furniture and anything else that you haven’t quite decided on. Give yourself a chance to live without it before you commit to getting rid forever.

Donate it
There are millions and billions of people all over the world that don’t have enough. They don’t have enough clothes or shoes, they don’t have the money to buy food, or they can’t afford to buy their children Christmas presents. To these people, your old clutter could mean the world. 

Charity shops are the perfect place to start when it comes to donating. But, be aware that not all shops accept everything, and some have special drop off points. Check online before making the trip. 

Sell it
Have you ever heard the saying “one man's junk is another man's treasure”? Well, this is undoubtedly true. Just because you don’t want something anymore, doesn’t mean that no one else well. Furniture, clothes, jewellery and electricals that are still in good condition could be sold for a profit. You might even be able to sell things that don’t work for parts. 

Check out online sales sites and apps, and try selling on social media. You never know, you could be sitting on a gold mine!

*Contributed post


EYN Bright 16 Colour Eyeshadow Palette Giveaway

Inspired by Brookelle McKenzie on Instagram who creates the most amazing make-up creations, I saw one of her latest looks and I fell in love! With rainbow eyeshadow and a golden cut crease, I fell in love with the look she created with the EYN Bright 18 Colour Eyeshadow Palette, so much so that I needed to buy it straight away. 

Now, I haven't deluded myself into believing that I will be able to create anything as magnificent as she has created but the colours within the palette are just so beautiful and vibrant. I need all of the shades on the top row on my eyes immediately and I can't wait to be able to play around with it and see what I can create myself!

When I bought my palette I accidentally purchased two. Rather than send it back I thought I would do a little giveaway on here to say sorry for my rather large absence that has happened over the last couple of years! I do still enjoy blogging and I promise to try harder!

The giveaway is really straight forward and you are welcome to enter below! It ends on the 14th of April and I will contact the winner on the 15th! 


Introducing Femmeluxe Clothing

I was recently emailed asking if I wanted to try a few pieces of Femmeluxe clothing to share on my blog and on Instagram and I jumped at the chance!* I have a friend who always wears their clothing, although it wasn't a brand I would have thought to buy clothes from myself as I hadn't really heard a lot about them. Having a little browse through their website, I found it really hard to decide which pieces I want to choose. I wanted some really wearable pieces that I could wear often and I can't wait to share with you what I chose!

The first item I chose was a lounge set called the Lexi Dusky Pink with White Stripe Lounge Wear Set - £18.99. It comes in 8 different shades and it is so comfy and easy to wear. The jumper is slightly cropped which makes it more fashionable and a bit cooler than just a regular jumper and the leggings are high waisted which make them more flattering to wear. I currently have a lot of revision to do so as soon as I get home I throw this lounge set on and I don't tend to move again for the rest of the day!

The second item I chose was a pair of black leather-look leggings called the Mimi Black High Waisted PU Leggings - £15.99. I have a lot of oversized shirts and tops that would look amazing with a pair of black leather-look leggings which I don't have so I thought they would be a great addition to my wardrobe. Easy to style and easy to wear, they are super shiny and super high waisted. They won't be to everyone's taste but they are such a great alternative to a normal pair of plain black leggings.

The third item I chose was a leather-look corset crop top called the Amy Black PU Crop Top - £16.99. Perfect for a night out, I would style this how I have in the above photo with a bold, statement skirt with a black belt or with a pair of high waisted light blue mom jeans. The corset style crop top itself comes in 4 different colours and has the hook detailing at the back which I found quite comfortable to wear. Definitely more suited to a night out, this is will definitely make a statement!

The final item I chose was a lace bodysuit called the Amelia Black Floral Lace Bodysuit - £12.99. I love these bodysuits. They come in 7 different colours and they are so comfortable and easy to wear, day or night. I would wear this bodysuit tucked into high waisted mom jeans with a pair of high heels and a belt, or just on its own to bed! I could get one in each colour if I could! They won't be to everyone's taste to wear out in public so even if you want to wear them to bed then you will still look great. Plus they make your bum look amazing so that alone is enough to get me to buy more!

Bearing in mind I haven't really been familiar with Femmeluxe clothing before, I have been really impressed by their extensive range of clothing and it's all reasonably priced too. They often have 50% off or generous discount codes so it's always worth a look! I often find that I always look at the same three websites for clothes so it's nice to branch out and have another clothing website to add to my list!

*Items sent for free in exchange for blog and Instagram coverage