To all you junkies out there, understand that hair products do expire. Buying and hoarding is an excellent way to waste your money on a product that ends its assigned days here on Earth by rotting away in your bathroom cabinet. Organizing products from oldest to newest will help you avoid this issue.
So, just how do you organize your hair products so that you can begin to take advantage of all the positives listed above? The outline below should get you off to the right start.
Take all the products you own out from wherever they’re stored and wash the bottles and containers off. Set them all on the floor and clear out the space where they will be stored.
From there you can organize them by product type. Then within each product type, further break them down and separate them by expiration date.
Now you’re ready to implement your system. Whichever system you choose, make sure it’s practical for you and make sure it’s something you will be likely to keep up with. You don’t want to end up doing this exercise every few weeks. Once every 3 months should suffice.
You can choose to store your products in containers of bins. To keep costs down, hit up your local Dollar Store and pick up as many bins as you need. Keeping things simple by buying all one color will help things look nice. A nice aesthetic setup will encourage you to keep things organized and looking nice.
If you want, you can skip the storage containers altogether. Place your hair products where they will be housed in sections. For instance, you can place all your moisturizers in a row. The next row can be filled with shampoos. The next, conditioners, and so on. Just remember to place the items that will expire first at the front of the row so that you reach for and use them first.
Don’t feel like this has to be a monumental task. Mark out a date on your calendar when you know you don’t have any other pressing priorities. Take a Saturday morning, turn on some great music and get it done.
Taking into consideration your trip to the store and the cleaning of the bottles, this entire process shouldn’t take more than a couple hours. You will feel much better when it’s done and more likely than not, you won’t need to buy any new hair products for a while.