Did you know there are 12 types of shampoo available for different hair types? There are over 30 major brands of shampoo and hundreds of smaller brands competing in the market today. With each one vying for your business, it's an overwhelming amount of choices to make.
Then the are the various brands and types of conditioners, soaps, razors, and anything else you tend to keep in your shower. With all that competition, it's not always easy to find what you need. Especially if you're sharing the shower with others.
Wrong choices can clutter up your shower because you're not quite sure what to do with them. Clutter in a shower makes it harder to keep it clean. And it's more work and less relaxing than the experience you deserve. Keep reading to learn how to easily declutter your shower.
Has It Expired?
First, before you begin decluttering, please remind yourself that you deserve to use products that work effectively. While it is safe to use expired shampoos, soaps, and conditioners, realize expired products are less able to give you the results you want.
Never ever use expired suntan lotion. This is one situation where an expired product can result in a serious sunburn.
Product Expiration Dates
Shampoo - 3 years unopened, 18 months after opening
Conditioners - 3 years unopened, 18 months after opening
Soaps - Commercial soaps last 2-3 years, natural soaps last up to 1 year
SPF Suntan lotion - FDA law requires SPF to last 3 years
Razors - Razor's last 5-7 shaves
With loofah, if they're natural you should change it every 3-4 weeks and clean it once a week. With synthetic loofahs, you should clean them every week and replace them every 2-3 months.
Do research on what type of hair you have. This will help you to narrow down which products will work best for you. This information will help you find the right products to cut down or even eliminate clutter in your shower.
Also, consider whether you want to support certain brands or use eco-friendly, natural, or organic products. And, make sure the brand you're using also shares your values. While this article is old, there is disturbingly little information on how to do your due diligence. Please share in the comments below if you have more updated information.
How to Donate/Recycle Hair Care Products
Check with your local shelters to see what products they accept. Some places do accept gently used or recently expired products.
Project Beauty Share also accepts a wide range of beauty products, even those that have been used. Check with them to see what they accept and how to ship or drop off items.
Do Your Best
As you declutter, keep items you use every day in the shower. Extra supplies can be placed in a dry, cool area to help them last longer. The process of decluttering your shower doesn't have to be perfect. But you do deserve to get rid of items you know you don't want and won't use.
In time, you'll be able to figure out which products work best to help you cut down on excessive clutter. As always, if you need additional guidance and/or support, that's why I'm here. Click on this link to schedule a free consultation.