Bathroom cupboards can quickly become overrun with unused products. Now that you have your junk drawers under your belt, it’s time to clear the clutter from your bathroom. Let’s get started with Day 2 of the MVMT 14 Bags in 14 Days Decluttering Challenge!
EMPTY THE BATHROOM CUPBOARDS
First, take everything out and put it where you can see it all at one time. (Yes, everything!) Just as we saw in the junk drawer challenge, emptying is critical.
OMG… who knew how much grime there was down there?! Once you’ve cleared everything out, take this opportunity to really clean all the shelves and items. The amount of accumulated dust and oil might surprise you!
Tamara Richardson, Vice President of People’s and Founder of MVMT with Tamara Donnelle, offers this advice:
“My MVMT way is the Rule of One. If I have not used it in one year, it’s got to go!”
Another helpful tip is to check the expiration dates on your products. Even if they don’t have an actual date printed on them, most beauty products have a Period After Opening (PAO) symbol that indicates how long you should keep them once they’re opened. The PAO looks like an open jar with a number and an M on it. The number indicates how many months you can use a product once you have opened it. For example, your face cream might say 6M, which means that you should toss it 6 months after you’ve opened it. So, here’s a pro tip: use a permanent marker to write the date on any new product that you open. Your next bathroom cupboards purge will be so much easier with this critical information!
ORGANISE YOUR BATHROOM CUPBOARDS
Now that the unwanted, unused, expired products are gone, it’s time to get organised. As you do this, think about how you will group your products into categories and which containers you’ll need to keep them organised. Also, think about how frequently you use each item:
- Daily use: Keep them up front and easily accessible
- Monthly use: Place these farther back and in the corners
- Periodic use: Do you really, really need these? Yes? Okay, fine, find a space behind everything else.
Congratulations! You’ve filled up your second bag of the MVMT 14 Bags in 14 Days Decluttering Challenge!