The New Year is on the way… time for a little Bathroom Declutter? Here are some helpful tips on how to minimize your toiletries
It’s easy to lose track of all the products you’ve bought over the years. As time passes, you may notice you’ve left the same lotion untouched for a while but never got rid of it. Your bathroom may start to feel like a cluttered mess.
It may be time to eliminate all your extra products and other things you do not use. Removing stuff you don’t use can create a calm, clean space to pamper yourself. If you need a bathroom declutter, here’s how to minimize your toiletries.
Getting Started on Decluttering
There are many benefits of being organized in every area of life. The more organized you are, the better you sleep, the more time you have to yourself, and the more stress relief you experience. You may feel like you need more time to reorganize everything. Tackling your decluttering project does not have to be done all in one day.
Each day, you can set a timer for 10 to 20 minutes to take on a section or “thing” that may be taking up space in your bathroom. This can make the decluttering seem less daunting and like a task that won’t take up too much time each day.
Questions to Consider When Deciding What Goes
Sometimes we can get attached to things and make promises to ourselves that we will start using them. Most of the time, this never happens. These are questions to ask yourself when deciphering whether you should keep something:
- Is this product expired?
- Do I use this enough?
- Would I buy this again right now?
- Does it make my life easier or better?
- Can I reduce the space it takes up?
Items to Declutter From Your Bathroom
Now that you’re prepped for decluttering your bathroom, you can consider these items when going through everything. Not all of these may apply to you, but they can give you a good start on your approach. Some things may be more important to you than others, so your decisions are entirely up to you.
Although nail products have a long shelf life, they can go bad quickly if not stored properly. Nail polish needs to be kept away from sunlight and in a cool place. If it’s not, the texture can turn clumpy, signaling it’s time to go.
Even if your nail products are still good to use does not mean you should keep them. If it’s a color you’ve outgrown, there’s no need for it to take up space. Keeping a couple of your favorite colors you’re sure you’ll use is better than keeping unnecessary ones. Store them along with other nail accessories like files, clippers, and remover in a small bin.
Skin Care Products
Skin care products can be tricky. You may buy a product hoping it does wonders for you, but it only sometimes works out. Using dermatologist skin care recommendations is crucial to having the best-looking skin. Even with the best products, you might not have a ritualistic routine for them and they could sit on your shelf for months.
It’s best to check the expiration date of your products to ensure they’re still good. Get rid of your older products and the ones you do not use. It can help simplify your routine and make taking care of your skin less complicated.
You may need to realize that your makeup products have expired. That foundation stowed in the back of your drawer for years has to go.
Besides checking if your products are expired, consider whether you use the product. You may have some things you use for certain occasions, which is fine. The items you haven’t touched in months are what you need to toss in the trash. Keep the things that you use and make you feel good.
Makeup Brushes and Sponges
You may not realize how long you’ve been using your brushes or sponges. It can be expensive to replace them, but it’s essential to your health. Makeup sponges can harbor harmful bacteria since they are constantly holding water.
You may also have an excess number of brushes. A lot of the time, brushes can be used for multiple purposes. You can have a brush for foundation, contour and blush, and a couple of others if necessary. Having a dozen brushes isn’t always necessary, so getting rid of them is a great way to declutter.
Ideally, medications should not be stored in your bathroom because the temperature and humidity change often. Go through your medications and find a better place to store them, like in a kitchen cabinet.
While you’re at it, check and see if the medications are expired or not. You can either throw them away yourself or take them to a pharmacy to have them safely disposed of.
Embrace Your Decluttered Bathroom
After you finish going through each section of your bathroom, you’ll feel stress-free with the organization and minimalist footprint you created. Only keeping the necessary products will help your bathroom transform into a clean and relaxing place.
Cora’s passion is to inspire others to live a happy, healthful, and mindful life through her words on Revivalist – wholeheartedly convincing them that everyday moments are worth celebrating. Cora has spent 5+ years writing for numerous lifestyle sites – hence her sincere love for both life and the beauty of style in all things. Keep up with Cora on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook.
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