Do you like entertaining or frequently have lots of people at home? Hopefully, they’re not nosey people! But, in reality, no matter how well you think you know a person, they are, after all, human. So, you can expect some folks to eavesdrop and snoop around if given a chance.
Even if your friends or loved ones are not like that, sometimes your guests bring other people over who might be complete strangers to you. Sometimes a contractor comes to take a look at something and may have to use your bathroom.
In my view, the only time when it’s permissible to open the medicine or sink cabinet if you’re in a house other than yours is if you happen to be in this unfortunate situation:
If you’re lucky to have many bathrooms at home or (even better) a powder room (yeah, one of those half-baths), then this might not be an issue for you. However, if, on the contrary, you have fewer bathrooms, you might be exposing sensitive stuff about yourself. Yep, right there, in your medicine cabinet!
So, if this is your scenario, here’s how to limit the potential damage and embarrassment by removing 7 critical things from the medicine cabinet.
Protect Yourself From Prying Eyes by Purging Your Medicine Cabinet of These 7 Things:
Hair Regrowth Stuff
Some people don’t care and will openly talk about this subject. But if that’s not your case, you may want to keep this in a secure place, where nosey people can’t discover it.
Fertility issues can be a sensitive subject and part of a stressful time in a person’s life. It is also that person’s business and the last thing needed is nosey people asking questions or giving unsolicited advice.
However, on a funny note, it could serve to scare a guy you can’t get rid of and who you know is not ready for that kind of commitment. Like this one below!
Stuff Other People Would Be Tempted To Use, But Would Gross You Out
Maybe it’s only me, but when it comes to stuff like nail clippers, razors, deodorants, and nose trimmers, there should be a no-sharing rule. Hopefully, toothbrushes are an obvious personal item!
Prescription Drugs That People Might “Borrow”
If you’ve been through surgery or have any heavy painkillers in your medicine cabinet, you should remove them ASAP. Anything guaranteed to numb the senses is probably too risky to have it accessible in your medicine cabinet. Not only is there a lot of abuse of these kinds of drugs, but there’s a market for them out there. Also, there’s always a risk that it falls into the hands of a child, and the implications it could have. So, please save yourself the trouble.
Any Kind of Sexual Stuff That’ll Give People a Glimpse Into Your Sex Life
Anything enhancing, supplementing, or otherwise indicating your needs or wants. Put it away, unless you mean to brag about something or announce it to the world.
Prescription Drugs That Reveal a Particularly Private or Sensitive Condition
Because again, it’s your private stuff and you have every right to keep it that way.
Look at this little fella taking his medication for who knows what?! LOL.
Anything Embarrassing to You
It could be an over-supply of Imodium, gas relief pills, or laxatives. You name it! So hide them in case someone is snooping, lest they unveil your secret!
So, to all the nosey people out there, please:
So maybe I came across as paranoid, but I think that when it comes to human nature, you just never know. I prefer to be extra careful and not leave sensitive stuff waiting to be found by prying eyes. On the other hand, if it’s stuff that you don’t care about and are even willing to joke about, then don’t even bother rearranging your medicine cabinet.
But, still, they shouldn’t be snooping. Oh, if only I could set up a glitter trap ready to explode in the person’s face at the exact time they open the door! Let me know if you come across this clever invention! 🙂
That’s my take!
Have you ever caught any guest snooping around in your house? What other things usually stored in a medicine cabinet do you think need to be hidden from prying eyes and nosey people?
Tom @ Dividends Diversify says
For better or worse, I don’t think we have anything half that interesting in our cabinets. Do guests really snoop through cabinets? Tom
Good for you, Tom. Better to leave that stuff outside your cabinets! LOL. I think some people do snoop, I know people have told me: “Oh, I borrowed your nail clipper”….my reaction is always: Whaaat??!!
OMG I am so boring!!! Nothing worth hiding:) Or maybe I don’t care enough.
But would love to come to your house now.
Caroline, I bet you have stuff you would hate other people borrowed, like deodorant! 🙂
Yes, but when you come over now you know where not to look! LOL.
Oh my goodness! Wonderful tips! This is why I keep the Preparation H in a special place. Wait, why do I still have that?
HAHA, Cubert! Hey, didn’t they use Preparation H for wrinkles in Sandra Bullock’s Miss Congeniality??!! You could always claim that’s why you have it, in case you leave it out. LOL.
This was a super fun list! Will keep this in mind for the next time I have guests over!