by Jenna Rosenstein
Allure Staff Let it be known that I am no Martha Stewart, even if I do pin fun home-improvement projects on my Pinterest board from time to time. Last week, however, I embarked on my big resolution for the new year: I'm going to do a life cleanse (my trendy name for decluttering my apartment), starting with my beauty shelves (above). I was inspired by some of the crazy "beauty rooms"--whole bedrooms dedicated to beauty stashes--I've seen on Instagram and Pinterest. Though I don't have quite that much space to work with, I did learn a thing or two in the process.
Throw it out: Seriously, if you've held on to a product for more a year, you need to let it go. If something is unopened and still usable, donate it to a charity. Be realistic about what you will and won't use. Nobody on earth needs 12 dry shampoos (even though I really want them all!). And organizing at the beginning of each year will help you remember what you've held on to since that last time you organized.
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