As much fun as it is to shop for something new for the bathroom (and your beauty routine), too much stuff just drains your bank account while filling your shelves and countertops with too much clutter.
This three-step process will help you tame the runaway mess and create a well-ordered space.
Step one: Take a smart look at your inventory.
Cabinet by cabinet, drawer by drawer, get out all your bottles and containers and start sorting.
Luckily, medications come with expiration dates printed right on the bottle, making this step of the process easy.
However, cosmetics and personal care items can be trickier. Over time, cosmetics can become a breeding ground for germs and bacteria, while moisturizers deteriorate.
Keeping these guidelines in mind, sort and purge to the best of your knowledge.
- Three months: Mascara
- Six months: Liquid foundation and concealer
- One year: Sunscreen and lotion
- Two years: Eye pencils, lipstick, lip gloss, powder, nail polish, blush
In the end, you may be surprised by how many items you end up clearing away and how much space you gain!
Step two: Get in the zone
Before you put everything back, think like a kindergarten teacher and create zones that group like items together. Tip: Keep frequently used items in places that are easiest to reach.
Step three: Get your gear
Many people make the mistake of shopping for organizing tools first, and then they purge. Reverse this and you’ll have a much clearer idea of what you really need.
Once your shower area is decluttered, the FINELINE Shower Caddy from Better Living makes it easy to keep your essentials at the ready. It contains 4 large , adjustable shelves that eliminates shower clutter and is completely rust resistant. It extends up to 9 feet and includes 2 movable utility hooks and a fog-resistant mirror. If you’re smart about decluttering, it’s the only shower organizing tool you’ll need!