The world around us is constantly changing. From politics to technology to pop culture, the world is always moving and evolving.
If the new year didn’t deliver the fresh start you were looking for, don’t despair. It’s not too late to give yourself the feeling of a new beginning that you need.
Replacing an old, worn-out item with a new one is always satisfying.
One of the best ways to feel refreshed is to toss out the things around you that are sorely outdated and give your life a mini-makeover.
Continue reading below for ideas of what you should be replacing this year.
1. Bras and Underwear
Replacing old bras and underwear every year may seem obvious to some, but it may not be to others. They both have an expiration date but should be replaced when they begin to show signs of wear.
Also, feel free to deviate from your usual department store shopping routine by purchasing undergarments from independent brands. Some exciting companies, such as HSIALIFE, are making undergarments more comfortable and beautiful than ever before.
Treat yourself this year and switch out all your bra and underwear.
2. Cosmetics and Skincare Products
Cosmetics and skincare products do not last forever. It’s essential to take stock of these items every few months to ensure that none have passed their expiration date.
It is generally advised to replace your makeup every 6 to 12 months, especially if the product is in the form of a tub or pot rather than a pump bottle.
Toothbrush bristles deteriorate over time. As the bristles get worn down, they won’t be able to do their job and clean properly. That is why you must consider replacing your toothbrush regularly.
Most Americans change their toothbrushes only 1.9 times per year on average. However, the American Dental Association recommends changing your toothbrush at least four times per year, or roughly every three months, for good oral hygiene.
4. Bath Towels
Bath towels can last for years, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be the high-quality they once were for many years. Every time you use a bath towel, the fibers lose their absorbency. They may also retain a mildewy smell.
There are no set rules here, but if you want that decadent and fluffy feeling when you step out of the shower, replace your bath towels when they lose their absorbency — which should be every two years.
A good hairbrush, like a good bath towel, can last for years with some TLC. The most important thing to remember about hairbrushes is to keep them clean.
Contingent on how much product you regularly use, hairbrushes should be replaced every six months to a year. Swap out your hairbrush when the bristles become frayed, or the bed begins to crack.
6. Disposable Razors
It should go without saying that disposable razors are not intended to last forever. After each use, the blades dull. Continuing to use dull blades can cause skin irritation, ingrown hairs, and other uncomfortable side effects.
Allow the razor to completely dry out between uses to get the most out of each razor or razor cartridge. To avoid irritation, replace disposable razors or disposable cartridges every 5-7 shaves.
7. Makeup Brushes and Applicators
The timing of replacing makeup brushes, sponges, and other applicators is determined by the item’s quality and how frequently it is cleaned. If quality brushes are washed regularly, they can last a year or more.
Foam blending sponges should be replaced at least every three months, if not every two — and that’s assuming you keep them clean.
Get the Fresh Start You Want This Year
It’s easy to overlook the minor details, but replacing the items listed above in your bathroom or closet can be extremely satisfying.
By taking the time to purge your old, unwanted belongings, you can make room for new and exciting things in your life.
Whether it’s a new piece of furniture, a trip to your favorite restaurant, or simply some new clothes to freshen up your wardrobe, you’ll be glad you made the effort.
So, what are you waiting for? Get started today!