Beneath the surface bathroom decluttering is a needed project in the Urge to Purge series. Joining with No Place Like Home Bloggers, we are all decluttering and organizing for the month of January. As this week’s challenge is bathroom decluttering, I jumped in because my bathroom hasn’t been really decluttered in 20 years. I didn’t realize I had so much excess because it’s all beneath the surface.
Here is a view of the bathroom…pre-purge and it doesn’t look too bad, but just stay with me.
Four grocery bags of old makeup, dried up lotions, nail polishes I haven’t worn in umpteen years, contact lens paraphernalia, (I haven’t worn contacts in 4 years) half-empty bottles…you know what I mean!
My 40-year collection of soap scraps has finally bitten the dust (I made soap bars out of the scraps 35 years ago. Ask me if I’ve done it since), and my pink hair brush I’ve had since Junior High, missing most of the bristles is also gone. Can you tell it’s hard for me to throw stuff away yet??? Yes, I had to get firm.
And just the other day I was thinking I need to buy some red lipstick. After the purge, I found 4 tubes.
I’ve finally broken myself of the habit of cleaning out old lipsticks with a brush to get to the very end. Did you know there’s a lot of lipstick left after a tube is “empty”? My mother, who grew up during the Depression, taught me this years ago. In fact, if you want to read more about those down home lessons, click to read Depression Thinking.
We have no medicine cabinet, unfortunately, so everything has to go in a drawer. I’ve found it very helpful to label the tops of bottles so I can tell at a glance what something is.
See all those headbands? I haven’t had long hair in years! Gone!
I used to pull cotton out of medicine bottles to save it, another down home lesson….no more.
2 Undersink Cabinets below:
Top: 3 bags of old makeup. I’ve needed for years to purge this!
Now it’s all in a basket…easy to find and pick up.
I went through 9 drawers and 2 cabinets. Hubby just did these three, but he got in the spirit and did a good job. No before photos.
Thanks for sticking with me in my bathroom decluttering project!
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