If you are a strict Kondoite you will realise this is not correct. Having sorted my clothes, I should be doing books next. I don’t have many and those I have are part of my sewing hobby so will be tackled when I move on to this distinct category. Bathroom stuff comes into the miscellaneous category which comes later. But right now this is the area I want to sort out next as I have my own bathroom (of course invariably there is a baby in the bath, or fixing my toilet for me, or doing “colour change cars”, or I am at the basin, washing chocolate off their faces). But this is an area which is mine rather than Nick’s so, in theory, how it is arranged is down to me.
I am going in now.
(Two hours later)
Well that was not a big deal.
I did throw away
- around 12 lipsticks, all in colours I don’t like or wear
- lots of little samples I was going to take on holiday but never did (now surely out of date)
- about 15 hotel shower caps – I kept one but resolved to make a glamorous one
- expensive electric toothbrush refills for a brand I no longer have
- more make up bags (most of them from plane trips) than I will ever need
- massage oils – they don’t last and I think my husband has forgotten how to use them
The basin area has two electrical items, permanently charging – a water pik and an electric toothbrush.
I used to have all sorts of make up, moisterisers, dental tape, perfume and shower caps and miscellaneous stuff on the shelf. After discarding what I am not using I have transferred that the bottom bathroom cupboard. However there is some fake tan there that I haven’t used since last summer. I kept it thinking I might use it. If I don’t I will throw it out. Otherwise every thing here is what I use daily but now it is in a cupboard making the shelf and sink easier to clean. Above it is my collection of spectacles including sun glasses, and the pink bag has make up that I don’t use everyday but use sometimes. The top cupboard has spare soap, shampoo, toilet rolls and toothpaste. I think we bought too much soap, but otherwise this is reasonable. There is some mosquito lotion too. We don’t get too many mozis in the UK but I decant from this for our holidays in places where the little blighters bite me.
I really like the bathroom now. It feels more ordered and hygienic.