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Declutter Shower & Bathtub {15 Minute Mission}

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Today's mission is to declutter items from your shower or bathtub.

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This mission is designed to be done in conjunction with the Bathroom Organization Challenge, which is one of the 52 Week Organized Home Challenges.

Does your shower or bathtub seem loaded down with bottles of shampoo, conditioners, body wash, and all kinds of other beauty and personal care products?

That's what a reader, Ana, felt like recently. She submitted this photo below, and honestly I don't find it extremely overloaded, but it was bothering her the amount of bottles she had and she was looking for a solution. She explained, "suction cups won't work at all so our loofas hang from the shower head and our shampoos are on those teeny shelves as well."

lots of personal care products in shower

I do understand that the amount of products can get overwhelming quickly, especially if you've got lots of people using one bathroom who all use different products.

There's nothing wrong with having bottles of shampoo or body wash, or whatever else you need in your shower or tub -- that is the point, after all -- but ask yourself, do you really need four bottles of shampoo, two of which you hate and one of which is almost empty, if not completely?

That's just one example, but you get my point.

When decluttering just leave things in there that are actually used.

And if you've got three almost finished bottles of a product you actually use make a concerted effort to finish them all off before buying more. It'll save you money and help get rid of clutter simultaneously.

If you are unsure how long some personal care products last that may be in your shower or bathtub, and have been there for quite a while, check out this free cheat sheet with expiration dates for common cosmetics and personal care products. It might make you feel a bit better about just tossing some of these containers.

Oh, and don't forget, please recycle the bottles, not just put them in the trash when doing this mission!

Just like when disposing of cleaning products, you can put small amounts of things like shampoo or conditioner down your drain if the bottle is almost empty without fear, so you can then recycle the containers.

Below I've shown one extremely decluttered shower just to get you inspired a bit!

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No Clutter In This Shower/Tub At All!

As promised here's an extreme example of a decluttered bathtub and shower shown by a reader, Kiersten.

To do it she eliminated not just excess bottles, but ALL of them, and replaced them with a soap shower dispenser.

She explained, "this is all that is in my kids' shower (they are a little older, so no need for toys). It holds their shampoo, conditioner, and body soap and helps to control how much they use. We have a tiny shower in our master bath, so I have one in there too!"

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Now, I don't think you've got to go this extreme, if you don't want to. And I understand this won't work if each person using the tub has to use, or even just prefers to use different products, but it is definitely something you might want to consider if bottles are just over-crowding your bathtub or shower.

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Once you declutter one type of item in your home I bet you'll want to declutter some more. After all, decluttering gives you a great reward for even a small investment of time and energy.

The Declutter 365 system is designed to help you declutter, over the course of a year, your entire house, with just 15 minutes of decluttering each day!

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If you haven't already, make sure to get your copy of this year's Declutter 365 annual calendar here (it's FREE!), find today's date, and do 15 minutes of decluttering on the day's mission. Then, repeat again tomorrow, and again and again. Over the course of the next year, if you do this 15 minutes per day, you'll declutter your whole house!

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I use water-resistant Command hooks
by: FloridaGal

I use water-resistant Command hooks in my shower for items such as bath brushes, loofas, even bathing suits that need to dry out.

I also recently removed the ugly metal shower organizer from the shower head and replaced tons of bottles and soap dishes, etc. with just three matching bottles that I purchased for next to nothing. Then I used my label maker to make Shampoo, Conditioner, and Body Wash labels for the three bottles.

It looks like a new shower!

Shampoo & conditioner
by: Whit

I ordered two plain translucent squeeze bottles from Amazon for my shampoo and conditioner. I keep them on a small shelf that is in my shower. I didn't label them because I know which is which by the color of the contents. I like how they look neat without seeing labels or taking up a lot of room with different size bottles.

I don't throw out product.
by: Anonymous

I don't throw out product. There are plenty of uses especially for ones like shampoo that you may not like or the last bit in a bottle. Since shampoo is a soap it can be used as such. One of my favorite uses is to add a little water to the end of a bottle, shake and put in a container with my hair brush to clean it. No waste!

Disposing of larger amounts of liquids
by: Anonymous

Just a quick tip if bottles of shampoos,shower gels, cosmetics etc have more than a small amount of liquid in them and you do not want to put it down the sink but would like to re-cycle the bottles. A good idea is to use a tray of cat litter to empty contents into (sometimes you have to use a small amount of water to liquefy the contents). Once the cat litter has absorbed all it can throw that in the general rubbish and re-cycle the bottles without the guilt of polluting the rivers. Yes I know it creates rubbish but at least some of re-cycling happens.

Unused shampoo
by: Anonymous

When I get shampoo I don’t like, I use it to quickly wipe down the shower and tub while I am in there anyway!

Tub baskets
by: Sherry

I hung metal baskets on a second shower curtain rod on the wall side of the tub inclosure with shower curtain rings.

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