Organizing your cosmetics, how long should I keep them?

When you start organizing your bathroom or bedroom you may find cosmetics.  Here is an infographic with information on how long to keep your cosmetics before throwing them out. Thanks to Natalie Brown a staff writer at BuzzFeed News for posting this information.  For more ideas on bathroom organizing read her post 7 Easy Bathroom Organizing Ideas You’ll Actually Want to Try 

By Natalie Brown BuzzFeed News July 2017

Have you found any alternative uses for expired cosmetics? Share them in the comment section

Julie Stobbe is a Trained Professional Organizer who brings happiness to homes and organization to offices, in person and virtually. She enjoys working with her clients to provide customized organizing solutions to suit their individual needs and situation. She reduces clutter, streamlines processes and manages time to help her clients be more effective in reaching their goals. Contact her at

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  1. Janet Barclay on September 22, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Great information – and maybe a little scary! I’ve actually stopped wearing mascara because I can’t use it up within the safe timeframe. I’m glad to see it’s much longer for lipstick and powdered blush and eyeshadow.

    • Julie Stobbe on September 24, 2017 at 7:01 am

      I was happy to find this infographic because I am asked a lot how long make-up should be kept when I am decluttering with clients. Since it is on your skin and near your eyes I would always suggest starting with new cosmetics to be on the safe side. But cosmetics can be very expensive so I am happy to be able to give better advise.

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