Product Junkie? The Afrominimalist Shares 5 Tips to Declutter Your Bathroom

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By In Her Shoes Guest Blogger: CP Patrick

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For many women, the bathroom serves as a vital workspace and storage for their beauty regimens. And because of this, bathrooms are often a prime location for clutter. Whether your items are stored out of sight under the sink or in plain view on the counter top, decluttering is not only helpful to your beauty routine but also your health. Getting rid of expired products will allow you to maximize your space and avoid potential hazards. And the more efficient and organized your products are, the faster you can be out the door and on your way. As a PR maven in the beauty industry, my dear friend Renae Bluitt receives tons of products. This weekend, I helped declutter her bathroom to make the space more organized and efficient. Here are five tips to help you declutter your bathroom so you can make the most of your time and live your best life:

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1. See What You Have. The first step might just be the hardest. Pull out all of your items and products. Often we store items in baskets or bins. Line everything up so you can see what you have.

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2. Toss What You Don’t Need. This can also be challenging because tossing things feels akin to throwing away money. But there’s no use for empty containers, expired items or products you won’t use. I had Renae donate several products to friends who will happily add them to their own collection.

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3. Assess What’s Left. Now you can see what you really have. Ask yourself:
“How often do I use this product/item?” What’s left should be an essential part of your beauty regimen.

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4. Organize It. Once you see what you have, now you can decide the best way to organize everything. Renae has drawer space in her bathroom so we used separators to maximize the space and keep things tidy.

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5. Keep It Clean. Keep It Neat. Depending on your pace, clean and re-organize your drawers, cabinets, and counterspace on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.

For more tips on embracing a minimalist lifestyle, visit my blog The Afro Minimalist and follow me on Instagram @afrominimalist.

As a New York City beauty PR strategist, Renae Bluitt created "In Her Shoes" to empower and enlighten women committed to realizing their dreams.