Easy Decluttering Project: Medicine Cabinet

By CSC - February 24th, 2017

We may be known for custom closets, but at Closet & Storage Concepts, we’re here to help our clients make the most of their homes. This means helping them declutter and get organized in all areas of their lives!

Decluttering can be difficult. Wrap your head around the task at hand by decluttering in manageable chunks. If you’re struggling to declutter your home, consider starting with a simple task: try decluttering your medicine cabinet!

Find our top tips and items you can toss out today below.

Look for Expiration Dates

One of the best guides when decluttering a medicine cabinet is to look for expiration dates. This applies to makeup, skincare products, and medicine. If a product is expired or smells funky it is probably a sign that the product is past it’s prime. For expired prescription medication, set them aside so you can dispose of them safely.

If you don’t see any expiration dates, use your senses to help guide you. Nail polishes that are separating or dried up mascara can probably be tossed. Makeup and skincare products that use fresh or natural ingredients could be more susceptible to going bad.

Give Aways and Promotional Products

If you have a collection of makeup bags that you’ve received as a free gift, consider adding these to the giveaway pile. Many charity organizations and women’s shelters will often take untouched products. It’s a great way to declutter while doing some good!

Place unwanted items into giveaway bags to make it easy to transport. You could even consider giving away items to friends or family.

Don’t Forget Your Handbag

Don’t forget to look inside your handbag as you declutter as tubes of lip balm may be lurking inside. Toss any expired medication and makeup that you find.

Check In Your Shower and Around Your Sink

While you’re at it, check your shower and around your sink for other items that can be tossed. Look at your razor and if you don’t know the last time you replaced the blades, give it a toss. A dull razor can cause knicks, scratches, or an infection. Look around your sink and throw out your old toothbrush. This is crucial for maintaining good oral health as toothbrush bristles can become worn down and hold onto bacteria over time. Talk about a health hazard!

Consider Decanting

Sometimes items can benefit from being decanted. This helps make room in cabinets and on shelves. Moving products into smaller containers lets you ditch large and bulky containers without having to part with any remaining product. Using bottles and containers that look similar can help give the appearance of a more streamlined and luxurious bathroom.

You did it! You took the first step to decluttering your home. For customized home storage products or more organization ideas, give your local Closet & Storage Concepts location a call. Our design experts are ready to help you make the most of your home.

Medicine cabinet by Jamie, used under Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 2.0).

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