Let’s face it – we’re probably all guilty once in a while of letting stuff build up in our bathrooms! It’s easily done, as we tend to spend such little time in there, apart from doing the obvious!!
Shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, hairspray, toothpaste, medicines, make up – you name it, it’s in there. Full bottles, empty bottles, bottles with ‘not enough to bother about’ in, sample packets from magazines that you had planned to take away but forgot about! If you don’t get rid of the bottles containing those last few drops, they will multiply and clutter will build up!
A spot that should be regularly decluttered is the medicine cabinet or box. We tend to buy remedies for illnesses that may last a few days, or only a few hours, but once we’re fit & well again these remain tucked in the cupboard and are forgotten about over time! It’s worth while having a good sort through a couple of times each year, to remove anything that is past its ‘use by’ date. You can get away with some things for a little while after the printed expiry date, but for oral medicines especially, I would strongly advise getting rid of out of date items.
If you’re a shopper who makes repeat purchases each week (very common for online shoppers!), it would be no suprise to see toiletries stockpiling in your bathroom cabinets, or less attractively, around the edge of the bath! What is needed is a shift in mindset, so that you only re-stock on items as and when you actually need them. Keeping a general shopping list somewhere central that can be added to throughout the week as and when you notice something needs replacing is a simple solution.
As well as reducing the clutter in your bathroom, you’ll be reducing your cleaning time, as there will be less stuff to move about whilst wiping down surfaces. It’s a win-win situation!
So take just half an hour this week; stick some lively music on and empty out your bathroom cabinet contents. You’ll be amazed how much better things will look once you’re finished – and how much time you save on your next bathroom clean!
If you’re not sure where to start, or need a helping hand to tackle your clutter, please get in touch! I’ve decluttered many bathrooms over time, and thrown out more dried up toothpaste, crusty make-up and empty shampoo bottles than I can remember!