Do you get given 10 bath bombs and 6 bubble bath sets for Christmas and you are lucky to have a bath twice a year? The bath products start to accumulate pretty quickly, so it’s time to go through all that. If you can’t remember when you got it, it’s more than likely way too old to use and should be thrown out. If you have new stuff that you know you won’t use, re-gift it! Make sure you don’t give it to the person who gave it to you in the first place. That could be embarrassing!
The bottles of product that is mostly empty need to go. Products like perfume, skin care products and soap should really go in the bin, especially if they are old.
Go through all the products in the cupboard and throw out old stuff If you haven’t used the 3 drops of mouthwash left in the bottle that “might” get used, you more than likely won’t. Chuck it. The old shower caps, the old razors. Anything that is not currently being used should be discarded. There is no point in keeping stuff “just in case”. Products like moisturisers, aftershaves etc do go off after a while.
What about the bottom of your shower? Are there three bottles of almost empty shampoo? Ditch them. What about the bottles of conditioner that come with hair coloring kits – do you have a few of them that you think that you will use?? You most likely won’t – so ditch them. Do you have tiny pieces of soap that weren’t discarded when you brough in the new bar? Ditch them. Clear out what isn’t being used and have a clutter free shower.
Below is a table of different products and their shelf life. If you have stuff that is older than that, it’s recommended that you discard it.
|Perfume / Aftershave||3 – 5 years|
|Facial cleansers||1 – 2 years|
|Moisturiser||3 – 12 months|
|Body lotion||3 years|
|Soap||18 months – 2 years|
|Liquid soap||1 year|
|Mouth wash||3 years|
Shelf life information sourced from www.findarticles.com
Your medicine cabinet should be sorted out every 6 months. Toss old prescriptions that you don’t need, expired medicines, and the 25 syringes and droppers that come with the baby paracetamol!
Keep your bathroom cupboard tidy by putting baskets or other storage pieces on the shelves. 1 basket for your things. 1 basket for your partner’s things. 1 basket for shared items etc. So when you are looking for the tweezers, you will know exactly which basket to get them from, instead of rumaging around, wasting time and getting frustrated.
Use the back of the bathroom door to hang towels, so there is no excuse for towels to be left on the floor! Self adhesive hooks can be placed on the door to hold towels – this is good, especially if there isn’t enough room on the bath rails. Place them at different heights – i.e. two at the top and two down lower, so you can hang multiple towels on the door.
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