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Optimal Home Organization: Why Starting in Bathrooms is Key, Plus Effective Strategies!

Dec 21, 2023

I'm here for you, together, let's get started on our 2024 Simplified Calendar journey. (If you haven't downloaded the free calendar and checklist yet... grab it here!) I am strategically starting in the bathroom for a reason. It's the easiest room to declutter and organize because there isn't a lot of sentimental and emotionally loaded stuff here... at least I hope it's not here. It's essential to understand the deeper significance of this task. Not only does organizing your bathroom space enhance its functionality, but it also positively impacts your mental well-being. It's where you start and end each day!

The Psychology of Bathroom Clutter:

Your bathroom is often the first place you visit in the morning and the last at night. Clutter in this space can unconsciously start and end our days with a sense of disorder and stress. By decluttering and organizing this space, we’re not just tidying up; we’re setting the stage for clearer, more positive daily routines. Who thought a key to happiness could come from the bathroom?

Overcoming Common Decluttering Challenges:

One of the main hurdles in bathroom organization is dealing with the accumulation of products, especially old skincare and makeup. It’s important to recognize that outdated products can be harmful to your skin and overall health. Old makeup and skincare items can harbor bacteria and lose their efficacy, making them not only clutter but also a health hazard. As you sift through your items, check expiration dates and be honest about what you realistically will use.

The Trap of Free Samples:

Many of us fall into the trap of holding onto free samples, thinking we'll use them 'someday.' Remember, if a product doesn’t suit your needs or preferences, it's okay to let it go. Holding onto something just because it was free adds unnecessary clutter and mental burden. For unexpired, unused samples, consider donating them to a women's shelter. This act of giving not only clears your space but also benefits those in need.

Mindful Decluttering:

Embrace mindful decluttering. Acknowledge your feelings towards the items, especially the hesitation in discarding freebies or costly products. Understand that letting go is not wasteful but rather a step towards creating a space that truly serves and reflects your current needs and lifestyle.

Action Steps:

  1. Expiration Check: Discard all expired skincare and makeup products.
  2. Sample Audit: Sort through free samples. Keep only what you will use within the next month.
  3. Donation Drive: For unexpired, unused items, consider donating them. This act can be incredibly fulfilling.
  4. Get the free checklist HERE and follow my tips to get this room done once and for all!

By transforming our bathroom spaces, you’re not just organizing physically but also decluttering mentally. This process is about making choices that support your health, well-being, and the environment you want to cultivate.

Here’s to a fresh, organized start to our year!



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