Did you know…
Clutter Robs Our Self-Esteem
You wake up one day and tell yourself: “Today I am going to declutter the bathroom! This is it!” You walk to the bathroom, feeling triumphant and elated. You made a decision! You open the door and see the following:
- bath toys scattered all over the floor
- more toothpaste on the sink than in the tube
- several bottles half-full of shampoo and conditioner
- Creams and OTC medications crammed into the medicine cabinet.
You don’t know where to start.
You walk out of the bathroom and shut the door. “Well, not today,” you say. Before you even begin you feel deflated and dejected. Your self-esteem as mother/wife/father/husband is in the tank.
YOU FEEL LIKE A FAILURE.
Did you know…
Decluttering Builds Self-Esteem
This feeling of failure and overwhelm is common to many who experience organizing issues. With my clients, I like to take a huge
problem (like decluttering a room) and break it down into small, more manageable tasks.
So, today, just start with throwing these three bathroom items away:
- Expired Medications. These require proper disposal. See the note below for proper disposal
- Expired lotions and Sunscreens.
- Empty bottles and tubes.
Just clearing the bathroom of these old and expired items will help build self-esteem and make you feel a LOT less like a failure. You are on the road to recovery!
How To Properly Dispose of Expired Medications.
- Don’t flush medications down the toilet.
- Take unwanted medicine to a collection program. The medicine is destroyed at regulated incinerators.
- If a collection program is not available in your area, either use a medicine mail-back envelope (available at many pharmacies) or dispose of the medicine in the trash after following these tips:
- Keep medication in its original container.
- Remove or blacken out all personal information, but leave the name and dose of the medication visible.
- Add a safe and unpalatable substance such as kitty litter or used coffee grounds to the medication and then replace the lid.
- Seal the medicine bottle in a leak-proof container such as a coffee can. Dispose of in the trash as close to pick-up day as possible.
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