As a professional organizer, I quite often come across clients that have stock piles of beauty products. These products may be doing more than hogging all that coveted real estate in their vanity.

When we dive in and check out the dates of these products, most clients are quite surprised to learn some of them are well past their expiry date. Expired makeup can harbor bacteria and using it may cause more than an irritating breakout. In fact, it can be very risky especially where your eyes are concerned. Consider conjunctivitis, aka pink eye, which is highly contagious.