Decluttering the bathroom
Nothing screams “declutter me!” like the counter in your bathroom. Lotions and potions jostle for your attention, all hoping today’s the day you reach for them. Like the long line of hopefuls winding out from a casting call, they all want you to believe the promises they made when you bought them. But how many lived up to your expectations?
Pitch hair products that don’t tame your mane
- The bottle may say moisturizing or hydrating, in fact it almost certainly will, but if your hair feels like fraying rope after you use a shampoo, will you ever use it again?
- There’s conditioning balm and butter and then there’s feeling like you’ve just added a coat of Vaseline to your curls. Maybe use the drying shampoo to get some of it off before you declutter them both?
Lose lotions that irritate
- Eye cream, night cream, face lotion, foot cream and deep treatment lotion all rub elbows on the countertop. But the vat of all purpose lotion is what you use. Forget how expensive the specialty lotions were and put old faithful in their place next to the sink.
- If you have eczema or sensitive skin, you may have tried many different creams and washes that all make the problem worse. If you haven’t discarded everything that made you break out or compulsively scratch, now’s the time.
Dump deodorants that don’t work
- When the next hot day comes around, pay attention to how well your deodorant performs. No matter how much you paid for it, no matter how all natural its ingredients, if you don’t feel secure about not feeling stinky, you won’t ever use it. Keeping it as the back up deodorant that never gets used is the triumph of hope over experience.
- Baking soda at the back of the cupboard that didn’t work out as deodorant needs to go too. Mix a little of it with a little vinegar to watch the volcano swoosh down your sink, cleaning the pipes as it goes.
Ditch dental supplies you ignore
- The whitening toothpaste that hurts your sensitive teeth.
- The toothpaste for sensitive teeth that tastes weird.
- Mouthwash that stings.
- The little floss sample the dentist gives you that catches on your teeth.
- Flossers, plackers and toothpicks you replaced with a Waterpik.
- The Waterpik you never use.
- The charger for an electric toothbrush you no longer have.
So many choices! What’s one thing you can send away from your bathroom today?
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