Declutter your beauty and skincare products like a pro

Written by SM Digital

April 24, 2024

There’s such a thing as too many beauty and skincare products and tools. Those bottles are so pretty with fantastic claims of eternal youth. But the reality is, many of our products end up mostly unused. Beauty potions eating up counter space, scads of skincare products overflowing in our drawers or collecting dust in dark, hard-to-reach corners under our sinks and cupboards.

❌ Skincare and beauty products expire surprisingly quickly where continuing to use them can lead to unpleasant breakouts, skin irritation and infections.


Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself – Coco Chanel

Maintaining a small collection of products you regularly use and rotate through keeps your beauty area and routine streamlined.

Too many skincare products confuse your skin. The Environmental Working Group writes in their article Skinimalism: Multi-use products to simplify your routines “An overly complicated skin and body care routine is not only pricey but can also burden and irritate the skin. Skinimalism encourages us to ditch unnecessary products and get back to the basics.”

Streamlining your beauty routine offers clear benefits. Declutter your skincare supplies and beauty products so you can reclaim your space and sanity. Here are all the tips for what to keep and how to keep your beauty cabinet sparkling.


How to declutter your beauty and skincare products like a pro


Step 1: Pull everything out

Confront the mess head-on. Empty out all your beauty products from drawers, cabinets, and any other hiding spots they may be lurking in. Seeing everything laid out in front of you is a great first step towards reclaiming control over your space.

Step 2: Discard unused and expired products

You’ve laid bare your beauty stash, it’s time to get ruthless. Check expiration dates and toss out any products that have gone bad. If there’s anything you haven’t used in the last 3 months, it’s time to let it go. Holding onto unused items only adds to the clutter and makes it harder to find what you actually need.

Step 3: Organise by category

Once you’ve purged the expired and unused items, get organised with what’s left. Sort products into categories like skincare, makeup, haircare. Keeping like-items together makes it easier to find what you need and maintains your newly decluttered space.

Step 4: Place Into organisers

It’s time to find a home for each group of products. Drawer organisers, turntables and bins are great options for keeping your beauty supplies and skincare products tidy and accessible. Choose what works best for your space and personal preferences.

Step 5: Keep it organised

Maintaining your newly organised beauty space requires a little effort – but it’s well worth it. Schedule regular monthly micro declutter sessions  to assess and tidy up your products. Labelling your organisers helps keep everything in its place. Resist the urge to buy new products until you’ve finished what you already have. This saves money and prevents unnecessary clutter from creeping back in.


Happiness and confidence are the prettiest things you can wear – Taylor Swift

Space Managers Managers declutters and organises busy families and homes – including your bathroom and vanity areas. Book a FREE 20-minute Discovery session >here to get organised – and topple the skincare overwhelm.

Related Articles