Clutter can get the best of all of us. It quickly takes small spaces and makes them feel like caves. It eats up what could be a luxuriously large room. And, it can make it excruciatingly difficult to find what you want when you want it.
In short – clutter’s the worst.
Clutter also happens to most of us. Because we humans like stuff. We like to buy it. We like to find it. We like to bring it home and hold onto it long past its expiration date.
Resist the urge. Take a stance against clutter. Don’t let it take over your life. And the perfect place to start is with your medicine cabinet. Use the following tips to get organized and stay that way.
Toss anything (and everything) that has expired.
Whether it was free or you paid big bucks for it, if it’s expired, toss it. Items expire for a reason. Either they have lost their effectiveness or they have changed chemically. Either way, using expired items can often be detrimental to your health. This is especially true of expired medication. Toss them.
Toss things you never use.
Holding onto your retainer from 8th grade that you can’t even put on anymore? Toss it. Have a maxing kit your mother-in-law gave you three years ago and is still wrapped in cellophane? Donate that bad boy. It doesn’t need to take up valuable space.
Finish off the almost finished bottles.
Have four hand lotions, each with just a little bit left? Use it up! There’s no need take up space with four bottles when just one bottle will do.
Start each month fresh.
Now here’s the real secret. Once you’ve decluttered, take 10 minutes at the start of each month to look over your medicine cabinet and get rid of anything that doesn’t belong. It’s that simple. Happy decluttering.