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7 Things You Should Never Store in Your Bathroom Cabinet, and Some Things You Should

Bathroom cabinets are undoubtedly an everyday bathroom essential. Used to store all kinds of common and miscellaneous bathroom items such as toiletries, beauty, and medication, they're a fantastic way to keep your bathroom organised and reduce the amount of visible clutter in your bathroom.

Did you know that there is actually a list of items that you shouldn't be storing in your bathroom cabinets? As leading suppliers of bathroom cabinets in the UK, Mood Living knows all there is to know about bathrooms.

We’ve compiled a list of the top 8 things that you shouldn’t be storing in your bathroom cabinets at home. Whilst bathroom cabinets are great for keeping bits and bobs organised, including your tablets, they are not always the best place for medical and pharmaceutical storage!

  • Important Medication
  • Whilst this may seem strange, bathroom cabinets are not always the best place for storing important medication. This is because the heat and moisture that are often found in bathrooms can cause pills to become less potent and less effective.

    If you have medication that is particularly important and something you must take every day, ensure it is stored in a cool and dry place. 

    Medicine that has previously expired can also be harmful and dangerous. Make sure you don’t keep any old medication in your bathroom cabinets, or else you may end up taking them accidentally.

  • Razors
  • Another problem with humidity and moisture is that it can cause razor blades to become rusty before you even get the chance to use them! This can be particularly frustrating, especially if you were looking to shave after your hot shower.

    To overcome this problem, you can store cartridges containing fresh blades in an airtight bag or container. This will help reduce the effects of moisture on your blades, ensuring their longevity.

  • Perfume
  • If you’ve invested in a good fragrance, it should last you quite a long time. However, elements in the bathroom such as light, heat, and moisture can cause your expensive perfume or aftershave to quickly lose its fragrant smell.

    It’s always best to keep perfume or aftershave bottles stored somewhere in your bedroom such as in a drawer. However, you can always use empty perfume bottles to decorate your bathroom after you’ve used up all the product!

    A fancy perfume bottle can look gorgeous placed on a shelf underneath your bathroom cabinets, perfect for creating that essence of luxury in your home.

  • Vitamin C
  • Whether in tablet form or in skincare products, Vitamin C requires storage in a cool place. Heat can cause Vitamin C to lose its potency, making its effects for both your skin and your overall health greatly reduced.

    If you want your favorite Vitamin C infused skincare products to have more longevity, keep them stored in your bedroom. If you like to apply your skincare products in front of a mirror, why not purchase a gorgeous new mirror for your bedroom such as a Hollywood mirror?

  • Benzoyl Peroxide
  • This is an active ingredient in a range of toiletries and beauty products such as spot treatments and skin cleansers. If you feel as though your acne treatment is no longer working, it may be because you are not storing your products property.

    Benzoyl peroxide suffers in warm conditions and may lose its potency extremely quickly. This means you won’t be getting all the benefits you’d expect. Keep products containing this ingredient out of very warm environments and instead, store them in a cool and dry place.

  • Anything Preservative-free
  • If you have health and/or beauty products that are labeled natural, organic or chemical-free, then you’re best finding a different place to store them than in your bathroom cabinets.

    These products do not contain preservatives, an ingredient that helps products to withstand heat and moisture. Be extra careful with your eye products. Many brands are preservative-free and if you've stored them in your bathroom cabinets for a long time, you may give yourself an eye infection! 

  • Packaging that No Longer Closes
  • No matter how diligent and careful you are with your skincare routine, packaging may often tear, crack or break, causing products to become exposed. If you wish to salvage any remaining profits after your accident, consider storing them elsewhere.

    Depending on the product that has broken packaging, it may be harmful to both you and your other items in your bathroom cabinet. If it is a particularly abrasive product, make sure to remove it as soon as possible.

    Alternatively, if you wish to continue storing them in your bathroom cabinets, place the product in an airtight container. This will stop it from being affected by the warmth and moisture levels in your bathroom.

    So What Can I Store in my Bathroom Cabinet?

    With what seems like so many things you can’t store in your bathroom cabinet, what can you put in there to make the most out of it? There is actually a range of items that are recommended to be stored in bathroom cabinets!

    For example, it is thoroughly recommended that you keep your toothbrush stored away in bathroom cabinets. This is because toothbrushes can attract a lot of germs, especially when they're kept out in the open. Keep them safely stored away in your bathroom cabinet for a germ-free toothbrush.

    You can also store the following in your bathroom cabinets:

    • A first aid kit
    • A digital thermometer
    • Sunscreen
    • Tweezers, nail clippers, and other tools
    • Samples and travel packs
    • Unopened items

    Contact us Today!

    Are you looking for a new bathroom cabinet to keep your bathroom clean, tidy and organised? If so, browse our range of bathroom cabinets today! We have a wide range of options to suit every homeowner, including illuminated and non-illuminated options that can add both functional and stylish elements to your bathroom. 

    If you have any questions about our bathroom cabinets, feel free to get in touch with us today. We’ll do our best to answer all your questions and help you to find the perfect bathroom cabinet for you and your bathroom.

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