About a month ago I read an article about de-cluttering. The top 5 hints were really good and I resolved to act on them.
So ... weeks later as I'm cleaning the bedroom I finally think about getting rid of some of the umpteen jars of make-up stuff that litter my bedroom shelf. All the miracle rejuvenating creams that I spent a fortune on and that may have worked if I'd ever got round to using them, the eye creams, the anti-ageing serums, oh, yes, I am an advertiser's dream: I believe it all even though I have proved to myself many times that my hair will never be silky smooth whatever conditioner I use.
I get each bottle down one by one from the shelf, consider the unopened packaging ... and put it back on the shelf. Well I spent good money on that; I may use it one day. And that was a free gift with something so I have to keep that.
As a gesture to decluttering I am throwing out a bottle of nail varnish remover bought for the one occasion in my life that I used nail varnish and a bottle of body lotion from a Christmas gift set at least 12 years old. I sniffed it and it definitely smells funny.
It's a start.