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10 Things Every Woman Should Purge From Her Bathroom

Bathing with a moldy sponge = bad idea.

The bathroom is a sanctuary for many women, unless it's covered by insurmountable clutter.

Moldy loofahs, shrunken bar soap, bathroom mats that have clearly seen better days -- the list goes on and on. There's no better time than the present to purge the below 10 items. We promise you won't miss that half-empty bottle of shampoo that's been in your shower for way too many months.

1
Moldy Loofah/Sponge
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2
Dried-Up Travel Size Beauty Products
Leaving those miniature plastic packets and tubes opened attracts bacteria. Use them or lose them!
3
Almost-Empty Bottles Of Shampoo/Conditioner, Body Wash, Etc
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This is prime real estate that you can be using for other items in your shower.
4
Ratty Bathroom Mats And Towels
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Here's a helpful guide explaining exactly how often to wash these bathroom necessities.
5
Shriveled Bars Of Soap
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FYI: You should always store soap in a cool, dry place.
6
Tattered Shower Curtain Liner
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Let's be real. When was the last time you cleaned or replaced your shower curtain liner? While it's an annoying thing to do, it'll keep the mold away.
7
Expired Medicine And Topical Prescriptions
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The FDA has clear guidelines for disposing of medications on its website.
8
Cruddy Hair Ties
If the elasticity isn't there, then it's time to let those hair ties go.
9
Old Makeup, Nail Polish And Brushes
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Yes, makeup does expire. Here are the makeup expiration dates you need to know, plus tips on how to get the most out of your products and tools.
10
Unused Skincare Products
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If you're saving your favorite jar of facial moisturizer or under-eye cream, keep in mind that those too expire.

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