From spending more time with our household members to being reminded to be grateful for our health and overall wellness—while 2020 has been a very uncertain and challenging year, there are silver linings to embrace. For example, with the extra time at home, Kourt has made the most of her downtime by tackling projects and goals that have been lingering on her to-do list. Ahead, we’re sharing the three things she’s focused on to stay positive and productive during quarantine.
Taking Better Care of Her Skin
Over the past nine months, Kourt took advantage of time at home to sort through her beauty and skincare items. She cleaned out her current products and was able to rediscover tools and products that she’s been wanting to try out. She also had more time to give herself at-home facials and treatments like her oil cleansing method and multitasking rituals. She even updated her body care routine with new products that have helped make her skin the smoothest it’s ever been.
Best Skin Ever Seabuckthorn Cleaning Oil
Frankincense Honey Mask
Sonic Gold Beauty Bar
Started a New Fitness Activity
During quarantine, Kourt has become obsessed with Pilates and set a goal for herself to master the splits (which she’s nearly there). Since incorporating Pilates into her workout routine, she’s lost seven pounds (so far) and has become stronger and way more flexible.
We shared her Pilates routine earlier this year with ways to recreate the session in your home using just a mat. Alternatively, you could support a local Pilates studio and sign up for a Zoom session. A couple of helpful at-home hacks from our CCO, Sarah Howard. If you don’t have weights, you can use wine bottles or cans. If you don’t own a roller, you can use a new roll of toilet paper, and instead of a fitness box, you can use the back of a chair.
Cleaned Out Her Belongings and Reorganized
As mentioned above, Kourt did a massive purge and organization session during this time. From her closet and beauty products to things in her kitchen and her kids’ rooms, she went through everything and either donated items or gifted pieces she hadn’t used.
A smart way to clean your wardrobe out is to literally take everything out and make stacks by category. From there, you’ll have a better idea of what you have and can make your selections and decide what you want to donate or give to a friend. If you live in Los Angeles and need a place to donate, look into The Violence Intervention Program. They come and pick everything up for you; all you have to do is call and schedule the appointment.
If you’re having a hard time parting with certain clothing pieces, you can also make a pile of items you haven’t worn in six months and then revisit the stack in a few weeks to see if you’re actually going to wear them or are ready to let them go.
Kourt’s closet organizing strategy:
She organizes everything by category (so pants, dresses, tops, etc.) and then arranges them by length and color. And no wire hangers at all—she uses matching slim velvet hangers, which help save space. She also hangs things all facing the same way so her closet is not only aesthetically pleasing to look at but also easy to find things.
Beauty cleanout strategy:
During the Q, she also did a deep dive cleaning out her makeup/beauty/skincare items. You’ll feel so much lighter once it’s done and may even find items you forgot about and now have time to test out.
A good rule of thumb when purging your beauty drawer: if you haven’t used it in six months, get rid of it (especially if it’s open) and remember to check expiration dates on certain products. If something isn’t open, place it in a box to also donate or gift to a friend who may enjoy it.
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