Often times our bathrooms get filled with clutter without our knowing. With just a few easy questions, we can liberate ourselves from the clutter and return to our functional and minimal bathroom.
Is it expired?
If you had parents like mine, you may not throw things out just because it is past the expiration date. “It’s still good” was commonly used for nearly everything (as long as it wasn’t food). In reality, the expired product should be replaced or removed entirely.
Do we use it?
It should be obvious – if we don’t use it, then we don’t need to keep it. However, this is often overlooked if it doesn’t seem to be causing any harm (though it very well could be). If it hasn’t been used in 3 months, it is time to go. There is only one exception.
Will we use it in the near future?
Whether or not this thing is being used, the follow-up question remains. If this thing will not be used in the near future and it is not used on a seasonal basis, it has served it’s purpose. It’s time to move on.
Does it have duplicates?
Aside from towels and wash cloths, duplicates in the bathroom are hardly necessary. With this in mind, we can easily part with our spare brushes and that extra pair of mustache trimmers.
Do we own something that does the same job?
Sometimes we buy single-job things thinking that they will make our lives easier. Though in the end, they seem to make them more difficult. The toenail clippers aren’t usually necessary when the fingernail clippers can do the same thing.
Are there any questions that I may have missed? Were you able to reduce the clutter in your bathroom like we were by using these questions? Please share in the comments below.