How is everyone’s spring clean-up going? Today we are tackling the medicine cabinet! WOO HOO! I think as the months pass, we all have a tendency to leave our medicine cabinets a bit “out in the cold.” Well, by “out in the cold” I mean, the poor things get neglected. Today we show ’em some love. And let me tell you what, when this project is all said and done brushing your teeth will be a much more delightful task.
Let me show you my process. . .
1. Remove everything, EVERY single thing from your medicine cabinet. Check expiration dates and discard anything that is expired. Next, carefully go through the remaining products and get rid of anything that you haven’t used in the past few months. (Chances are, if you haven’t used that eye cream once since you bought it 3 months ago, you’re not gonna!)
2. Give the medicine cabinet a good cleaning. (You might be surprised at the amount of toothpaste residue that accumulates on the shelves.)
3. I use Windex, but pick your poison and clean the shelves of your medicine cabinet until they squeak!
4. Begin refilling your cabinet with the items that belong.
**Tip** When it comes to small glass organizers for the bathroom, there is no need to splurge. All of the containers/organizers I used in this cabinet were found around the house. The glass jars holding cotton balls and Q-tips are old jelly jars.. . Because this girl, she recycles!
**Tip** I found these cute blue bottles for $1 at the dollar store. Such a bargain, so I bought 10! Now they are the perfect vessel for holding scented bath pearls.
Get creative! I use a tiny cupcake tin to hold my ponytail holders.
So I have a ton of candles that are at the end of their life. The glass jars that candles come in are the perfect size for small organizers, so I came up with a solution. Stick the candles in the freezer for an hour or 2. Remove the candles from freezer and using a butter knife, lift up on the left over wax. (The freezer helps the wax come up in one big chunk.) Next wash is with soap and water and VOILA!
^^Above, I used an old candle jar to hold dental floss.^^
Good luck getting your medicine cabinet clean and orderly.