17 Things to Purge for a Tidier Bathroom NOW!


We all need a cleaner house and a clearer space, right? We’ve put together a list of seventeen quick things that you can purge NOW in order to get you on your way to a tidier bathroom space TODAY. It’s so easy, you won’t believe you haven’t already done it on your own!

Expired makeup – Using expired makeup can lead to eye and skin infections. Ain’t nobody got time for that.

make up Nashville Moms Blog purgeOld nail files – You know it’s time to toss it. Just do it. DOOOOO ITTTTTT!

Expired over the counter meds – They’re less (or not) effective, and they could be dangerous.

Expired/unused prescriptions – Turn them in to your local police department or check out fda.gov for safe ways to dispose of prescription medications.

Stretched out hair ties/headbands – Time to bid them adieu.

Make-up samples or things you put away to “try one day” – If that day hasn’t come yet, it’s probably not going to. (Here’s a fun tip: You can sell some of them on eBay!)

Hotel soap/shampoo – If you don’t use it in the few days after you arrive home, you’re not going to. Consider putting together a basket for guests and donating the rest!

Decorative soaps – That bowl of decorative soap is just another thing to clean. You know it’s true.

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Hair products that you don’t use or are expired – Don’t love that dry shampoo? Purge it.

Styling tools you no longer use – What about that crimping iron from 1985?

Half used lip balms – I love my chapstick, but I have come to realize I don’t need twelve half-used tubes of it.

Dried up/old nail polish – Is it crusty? Separated? Covered in dust from lack of use? Toss!

Unused perfumes/colognes -You may have liked that strawberry champagne body spray when you were 18, but if it’s not your thing anymore, it shouldn’t be taking up your bathroom real estate.

Unused lotions, soaps, and body wash – If you don’t like it or are allergic to it, get rid of it!

Old, threadbare towels – Time to retire them to the garage/laundry room for green cleaning towels or consider donating to the Humane Society.

Expired sunscreen – Don’t risk your skin or that of your children. Really, you should buy a new bottle every season.

Expired vitamins and supplements – Again, they are less effective and potentially dangerous.

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Amy is a Northernor by birth, but please don’t hold it against her! Amy has called Middle Tennessee home for over twenty years and couldn’t picture raising a family anywhere else! Today, Amy lives just outside of Nashville with her husband of over seven years (JP), her four year old spitfire of a daughter (Lily), and their eleven-year-old-but-still-acts-like-a-puppy black lab (Alley). It’s a daily toss up as to who rules their house—Lily or the dog—and Amy has many funny stories to prove the battles. Amy is a working mama by day—a fraud and suspicious activities investigator at a local, community bank, and a jack-of-all-trades by night and weekend. She loves crafts, music, the outdoors, saving money and bargain hunting, gardening (and all the canning, freezing, and preserving that comes with it), comic books, and anything upcycled, recycled, or DIY, and she’s just crunchy enough to call herself a hippie. She can often be found perusing yard sales, flea markets, Pinterest, and Etsy, looking for her next big project, or playing superheroes, painting, or playing outside with Lily. Currently, Amy and her husband are on a quest to find the best burger in Nashville and love visiting all the fantastic foodie spots this great city has to offer!


  1. PLEASE! do not flush the meds or vitamins. Take them either to your pharmacist, or fill the bottle with water and seal it, then trash. Some Safety Officers will take these too, police or fire departments. You can also call the local poison control center for how your community best disposes of these.

    When you flush that half used bottle of amoxicillin it goes into our water system. The processing plants cannot remove it before it goes back out into the water ways.


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