What to Flush From Your Bathroom (That Is Not What I Mean)

What to Flush From Your Bathroom (That Is Not What I Mean)

Your bathroom is the smallest room in your house so you might not think of it as a space needing decluttering because it does not hold as many things. Oh, you are very much mistaken!

Go through your medicine cabinet and toss any medication, creams, ointments, and the like that have expired or that you no longer use. What about those hair ties whose elastic has seen better days?

Do you store cosmetics, nail polish, and sunscreen in your bathroom? When was the last time you checked those? Cosmetics need to be replaced to prevent bacteria buildup. Sunscreen loses its effectiveness if left open for more than a year. Nail polish dries up.

How about your towels? Are they due for replacement because of fading, wear, or fraying? Aren’t you tired of trimming threads every time you do laundry?

Do you have a collection of “hotel” shampoo bottles, conditioners, and moisturizers that you do not use?  Why not start a toiletries bag for travel that contains some so that you are all ready to go? Alternatively, donate those to a local shelter or food pantry.

To keep the stores at bay, regularly edit as you grab for an item in your bathroom, especially if you know you have not used it in a while. Better yet, get in the habit of putting the date you purchased the item or mark the expiration date on it using a permanent marker. That will make it easier for you to see when you need to toss an old, expired item.

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