Conquer Bathroom Clutter Simply and Effectively
Bathrooms seem to be notorious for becoming cluttered and unkempt.
Between small makeup compacts, medicine bottles, hair accessories, r
azors and the like, it can be quite easy to lose things in the shuff
le. Assess your bathroom and its contents and utilize a few simple
ideas and you'll find more space and tranquility as a result.
First, take a good look at your medicine cabinets. Ironically, it's p
robably not a good idea to store medicine in your medicine cabinet, as
most bathrooms become hot and humid during showers and baths, and can
be detrimental to medication that requires being stored at room tempe
rature. Don't keep medicines past their expiration date, even if you'
ve never opened them or have used them very little. Try storing your
medications on a high shelf in your linen closet with a lock-tight lid
. This will help lengthen their shelf life as well as keep them out o
f reach of curious little hands.
The same should be done with old makeup. Generally speaking, most m
akeup will last about 18-24 months, with the exception of mascara, w
hich lasts about three months, and liquid eyeliner, which lasts abou
t three to six months. Nail polish generally only holds up for abou
t a year, so if you have any older than that, get rid of them. And
since many makeup products have animal-based ingredients, it's also
important to pay attention to how they smell. If they smell like th
ey've gone bad, they probably have, so toss them. Try using a perman
ent marker to mark the purchase date on the back of the item, so tha
t way you won't have to try to remember just how long it's been sinc
e you purchased something.
If you take a look in your favorite discount store's home organization
aisle, you'll find lots of inexpensive storage containers that can e
asily be utilized in bathroom drawers, under the sink, and for shower
and bathtub areas as well. Since bathrooms are full of small things,
they can easily be organize