As we say GIRL BAI to 2017 and OH HAI to 2018, now is the time to hit refresh so that we can enter the new year as our shiniest selves.
Here are some areas of your life that you should tackle before the new year...
TIDY YOUR FB ACCOUNT
You’ve had this guy forever, but when was the last time you took to him with a metaphorical mop?
Apart from the obvious (profile pic upgraaaaaade), de-cluttering your newfeed will make your social experience sah much more streamlined. Unfollow posts from peeps you haven’t seen since preschool (SERIOUSLY) by clicking on the arrow at the top right-hand-corner of their status and selecting ‘unfollow’.
If you’re still feeling the organisation vibes, go one step further and group your ‘friends’ into diff categories (fam, close friends and acquaintances).
This automatically prioritizes the importance of their posts and makes the mess SO much more manageable.
TACKLE YOUR MAKEUP STORAGE
If there’s one thing that’s going to make you feel good at life, it’s staring at your beauty prods sitting neatly on your top shelf (oh hey, colour-coordinated shadow palettes).
Although at the time it can feel - and look – like a massive pain, the whole process is almost meditative (yep, we’re crazy). A make-up clean up involves washing your brushes, throwing out all the old stuff (bye, cakey blush from 2011), but also finding new clever ways to organise the things you wanna to keep.
Pop the prods you use the most (your cleansers, toners and moisturisers) in the most easy-to reach spot and the your ‘sometimes prods’ (face masks, pore strips, THAT bright blue liner) toward the back.
Get creative with storage too – empty candle jars make great brush holders and ice cube trays are surprisingly cute eye-shadow homes.
CURATE YOUR CLOSET
Getting more out of your wardrobe without spending a cent is SO possible, and surprisingly not THAT much of a pain.
Like any hectic clean-out job, step one is throwing out anything you haven’t worn for ages (and by throw out we mean pass on to a friend or give to charity). When doing the culling thing, keep in mind that just coz something’s old (or ‘out’) doesn’t mean you have to get rid of it.
Pieces like denim jeans are timeless, and anything can be updated with a frayed hem or patch.
Can never find your fave pieces? Sticking polaroids to your shoeboxes so you don’t have to rummage through 10 to find THAT pair, categorising your clothes (by colour or type) and rolling (not folding) your t-shirts helps.
MANAGE YOUR LAPTOP
Imagine having 0 emails and NOTHING on your desktop; no million screen grabs/word docs/forms-you-should-fill-in but haven’t. The thought of everything having a place – or folder – is oh-so-zen and totally possible after like, two hours of pain. Start with creating folders – school, life admin, fashion inspo – and filing everything away.
That organised life seems totally possible now, right? Next, hit your emails, if you’re a 500-unread-emails kind of girl (guilty!), it’s gonna be tough.
Archiving emails will save you a LOT of space – search by date, highlight all the oldies you want to keep and tap “archive”.
The annoying junk stuff you haven’t opened? Delete them ALL (and then make an effort to do the same at the end of every day to avoid this virtual dust build-up again).