31 days of 15 minute organizing 4

Welcome to Day 7 of 31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing

Grab you timer again and set it for 15 minutes. You will also need to grab a garage can because I have a feeling you’re going to need it. It’s time to clean out the bathroom drawers and you never know what you might find in there.

15 minute organizing -bathroom drawers - Organize and Decorate Everything

I start with the cosmetics. Cosmetics don’t always have expiration dates on them but I have a good rule of thumb that I like to follow. Use a sharpie to write the purchase dates on them so you don’t forget.

Natural Products – 3-6 months
Mascara – 3-6 months
Eyeliner – 6 months to 1 year
Foundation – 6 months to 2 years
Blush, eye shadow and other powder cosmetics – 1-2 years
Lipstick – 2 years

I use inexpensive baskets to keep the supplies contained and organized in the drawers. Yes this is all my make-up. I don’t wear much plus there’s no need to have more than you can wear before it expires.

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I also sort through lotions, creams, sprays, sunscreen, powder, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, vitamins, etc. Check the dates on these at least once a year and toss out anything that smells funny or you think might be too old. Sample bottles are great for trips but keep an eye on when you purchased them.

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My guess is you have a lot more space in the bathroom drawers now. Add the baskets to keep everything organized and you’re set for about another year.

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See you tomorrow for the next post in the series 31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing: Laundry Supplies 

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Barbara London October 7, 2014 at 3:19 pm

I don’t actually have drawers in my bathroom; just the cabinet under the sinks – and it really gets cluttered down there!!! I am so going to go back and see what I can organized from your Days 1 – 6 and get busy to de-clutter my life!!! Thanks for sharing!!!
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brenda October 9, 2014 at 5:22 pm

no drawers here either, anyone come up with something successful for making good use of all that space that is difficult to access ? something that does not cost at least 80.00 per shelf ?

UpstateNYer October 9, 2014 at 10:14 pm

For those with only a cabinet and no drawers in the bathroom: Have you considered smaller plastic drawers that are stackable inside your cabinet? Like this from walmart: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Sterilite-3-Drawer-Organizer-White-Set-of-4/15442451 I have seen then cheaper in other stores.

liz ross ondik October 13, 2014 at 6:04 am

…love this site! …takes me more than 15 minutes some days but it doesn’t matter/it inspires me & gives me the motivation to organize everything. Thank u.

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