If you’re tired of cluttered bathroom shelves and want to streamline your grooming routine, minimalist shaving might be the answer. By simplifying your razor collection, you can create a more sustainable and eco-friendly grooming routine that also saves you money. In this post, we’ll explore the benefits of minimalist shaving and provide tips on how to declutter your razors.
Welcome to my Year Long Thorough Declutter Series. We declutter 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Each day we do a daily task based on the room we are working on. Today, our task is to declutter your razors in your 1st bathroom.
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Currently we are working on decluttering the 1st bathroom. The daily task for today, April 5, 2023, is declutter your razors. Remember, we are focusing on just the 1st Bathroom area, so don’t declutter your whole house. We will cover each room separately.
Why Minimalist Shaving is the Way to Go
Minimalist shaving is all about keeping your grooming routine simple and sustainable. By eliminating unnecessary razors, you can reduce waste and save money in the long run. Here are some of the benefits of minimalist shaving:
- Sustainable Grooming: By switching to a single blade razor, you can significantly reduce the amount of waste you produce. Multi-blade razors often have plastic handles and cartridges that end up in landfills. On the other hand, a single blade razor can last for years with proper maintenance.
- Cost-Effective: While multi-blade razors can be expensive, a single blade razor is a one-time investment that can save you money in the long run. Additionally, you’ll only need to replace the blade, which is much cheaper than buying a whole new razor.
- Better Shave: Single blade razors can provide a closer shave and reduce irritation compared to multi-blade razors. This is because they don’t pull or tug on the skin, resulting in a smoother and more comfortable shave.
If you’re like most people, you probably have a few different razors lying around your bathroom. Maybe you’ve got an electric razor, a disposable razor, and a safety razor all taking up space on your shelf or in your drawer. While it’s good to have options when it comes to shaving, it’s also important to keep things organized and clutter-free. In this blog post, we’ll give you some tips on how to declutter your razors.
How to Declutter Your Razors
- Assess Your Collection
The first step in decluttering your razors is to take a good look at what you have. Gather all your razors in one place and determine which ones you actually use on a regular basis. If you haven’t used a particular razor in several months, it’s probably time to let it go.
- Decide What to Keep
Once you’ve assessed your collection, it’s time to decide what to keep. If you have multiple razors that serve the same purpose, consider keeping just one. For example, if you have both an electric razor and a safety razor, decide which one you prefer and get rid of the other.
- Donate or Sell Unused Razors
If you have razors that are still in good condition but you don’t use them, consider donating or selling them. There are plenty of people out there who would love to have a quality razor but can’t afford to buy one new. You can donate your razors to a homeless shelter or sell them online through sites like eBay or Craigslist.
- Dispose of Old or Broken Razors Properly
If you have old or broken razors, it’s important to dispose of them properly. Don’t just throw them in the trash, as the sharp blades can be dangerous. Instead, look for a razor recycling program in your area. Some companies, like Gillette, offer razor recycling programs that allow you to mail in your old razors for free.
- Store Your Razors Properly
Once you’ve decluttered your razors, it’s important to store them properly to prevent damage and keep them organized. Consider using a razor stand or a wall-mounted razor holder to keep your razors off the countertop and out of the way. If you have multiple razors, consider using a drawer organizer to keep them separated and easy to find.
By following these tips, you can declutter your razors and create a more organized and efficient bathroom space. Remember to assess your collection, decide what to keep, donate or sell unused razors, dispose of old or broken razors properly, and store your razors properly to keep them in good condition.
I personally have a bad habit of placing items that need to be donated in the laundry room behind the door. Out of sight, out of mind, right? Wrong. Delaying decisions means we still need to declutter.
Maybe you have a habit of delaying decisions, too. Let’s decide today where your decluttered items need to go. Do they need to be donated? Disposed of? Don’t delay that decision any longer. If they need to be donated, sort and put them in your vehicle. Then, make a note in your calendar to drop them off at your favorite charity.
As you are decluttering your items, I want you to try not to just move them to another room. You may be tempted to do that. However, resist the urge to keep everything. Decluttering means we actually part with these items. Otherwise, assign those items a permanent home where you can best utilize them.
Step By Step Decluttering guidelines for How to Declutter Your Razors
1.Only spend time on your specific daily task.
2.Do not get side-tracked or distracted.
3.Work within a time of day that you have the most energy and stamina. This is one of the most useful declutter motivation tips. Listen to your body and work at decluttering when you feel the most alert and energized.
4.Avoid thinking too long about whether to keep or discard an item. This is one specific way for How to Be Ruthless When Decluttering.
5.Avoid cleaning during your declutter. The goal is to purge the dead weight. Getting rid of the clutter is your priority. Cleaning can be accomplished later. Read on for more declutter motivation tips and my room specific deep clean checklist, though, as you will begin cleaning after your declutter.
How to Declutter Your Razors
1. boxes -preferably ones you can donate (Avoid plastic storage bins because you may be tempted to just store the items and not part with them.)
2. sturdy trash bags
3. marker/pen to label boxes
Decluttering Tip: Avoid using storage bins to declutter. Storage bins tend to tell your brain to “store” the items for later. That is just delaying decisions. If you aren’t getting rid of items when you declutter, you are not truly decluttering. This is why I recommend a trash bag, also. A trash bag tells your brain to “trash” the item.
Obviously, recycle if you have that option. The boxes you use should be ones you are willing to part with, so I recommend sturdy cardboard boxes. As to donations, there are many charities that will come pick up your items for you at your home.
I use one in particular where you can book an appointment for pick-up online. This is so convenient, as it saves you the hassle of hauling stuff away yourself. Scheduling that pick-up also motivates you to declutter by a certain date.
Minimalism for your Bathroom: How to Declutter Your Razors
1. Start by eliminating trash first- use a sturdy trash bag
2. Sort items by category if needed so you can see what you have
3.Get rid of items that don’t work or that work poorly, expired items, anything you don’t love, anything that you’ll never use again
4. Box up the donations and trash/recycle the rest
5.Select a charity to donate your items and schedule the pick-up if that is an option
How Do You Declutter Your Entire House (and get it deep clean?): Need to deep clean?
First, My How to Deep Clean Your Kitchen list can be found here.
Second, My How to Deep Clean Your Bathroom list can be found here.
Third, My How to Deep Clean Your Kids’ Rooms list can be found here.
Fourth, My How to Deep Clean Your Living Room list can be found here.
Fifth, My How to Deep Clean Your Bedroom list can be found here.
You can get your printable Daily Housekeeping Routine and Deep Cleaning Your House Schedule here. This 15 page printable kit is delivered digitally to your email for you to print and personalize. What Does a Deep Clean Include? It includes a daily schedule, calendar pages, and deep cleaning checklists for every room and area of your home. Check out the link above to see a sample page of what you’ll get in my printable set designed to help you create your personal Homemaking Checklist.
Also, you can get the complete digital printable copy of the Year Long Thorough Declutter Series Calendar and Checklists here. The printable digital download is delivered to your email. It includes 25 pages of printable calendar pages and checklists to help you declutter every room in your home. You can find that here.
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Step 1: Check out this post on the 1st step you should take to get organized. If you don’t have a calendar, you can grab my free weekly printable calendar page here. It is in my shopify store, but it is totally free, so you won’t be prompted to put in any payment information. It is a free download and will be delivered straight to your email.
Step 2: Create a daily Housekeeping Schedule. You can use this series to start to set up your own schedule. You can also use this simplified weekly schedule.If you often ask: What is the fastest way to clean a dirty house? Or, if you struggle to get organized and have tried and failed time and again, you can likely find out which of these 11 reasons cause you to fail to get organized.
Step 3: How do you remove clutter? How Do You Declutter Your Home?.…Sign up for the Declutter Series and get your entire home decluttered in just 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week.”Declutter Your Home” checklists are provided in each email.
Step 4: What is the fastest way to clean a dirty house? Use a timer and use the Deep Cleaning Checklists above. They will help you get your home sparkling after you’ve decluttered.
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