Sometimes, I’ll see the latest and greatest hair product video and I run out and buy it. Of course, what ends up happening is that you try it on your hair… and it doesn’t work. So, at this point, we stow it away under the bathroom sink and think, “well, I’ll try it again in a couple of weeks and maybe it’ll work”!
What you need to do is go into that area where you corral all of these lost forgotten hair products, go through them, figure out what’s still good, what can you give away to someone, or even donate to a shelter.
You buy something when you have a cold, or a headache or whatever, and then it goes away and you throw it in the medicine cabinet for later use. Well, so often when that occasion arises that product you need is expired – and sometimes, VERY expired! So, go through your medicine cabinet, look at all the expiration dates and anything that is expired, put into a bag and take it to your pharmacy. They have safe a way to dispose of these items, dumping them down the toilet or throwing them in the garbage is not the right way to toss these products
Gifts & Bath Items
There’s always that well-meaning person who gets you a gift set full of fancy bathroom swag… that you’re likely never going to use! Whether it’s bath products (and you don’t take baths!) or if it’s a fancy shaving product – if you’re never going to use it, get rid of it. There’s no shame in re-gifting by the way!
Contact Lens Cases
Ditch the old ones and keep only your most recent contact lens case and 1 backup.
This isn’t so much a decluttering thing as it is a friendly reminder to replace something: your toothbrush! It should be replaced every three months, and guess what, old grungy toothbrushes make perfect cleaning toothbrushes! So, soak it in vinegar for 30 minutes, give it a rinse, let it dry and voila! It’s your cleaning toothbrush! Then, grab yourself a brand new toothbrush, and remember to do it all over again three months from now.
Makeup & Nail Polish!
Makeup, nail polish, and cosmetics in general, can take up quite a bit of space in the bathroom. Similar to clothing, we tend to wear 20% of our makeup 80% of the time. Ask yourself, when was the last time you used that particular eye shadow pallet, or shade of lipstick? If it wasn’t in the last few weeks put it in the toss pile or give some to family and friends.
Old Stuff In The Shower
Sometimes we hold on to things that should just straight up be thrown away – old crusty loofas, dull razor blades, beat up pumice stones, basically anything that looks old and dingy needs to be tossed and/or replaced. So, have a look, and if they’re not looking so hot anymore, put it on your shopping list to get a replacement and ditch the old stuff.
Free Samples & Travel Size Items
With free samples, as soon as you get them, use them or give them away to a friend or family member, or you can even donate them to a shelter. The same thing goes for travel size items.
And now, for everyone’s favourite bathroom accessory, the toilet bowl brush. Pull it out of its little container and have a look at it. If it looks, well, you guys know what a gross toilet bowl brush looks like. If it looks like that, ditch it and get yourself a new one.
Towels & Wash Cloths
Let’s talk about towels and washcloths for a minute. Yes, they feel good when you get out of the shower. However, if you have a lot of them, they take up a ton of space and over time, your towels can stink to high heaven. Go through your towels and find the ones that have holes, that are shredding or pilling, or the ones that just flat out stink, and get rid of them. You can cut them up and use them as rags, or you can even donate them to a pet shelter.