This year's New Year's Resolution was to use up stuff that I have and not buy my hoarded stuff. Like my massive collection of eye liners and eyebrow pencils. Since New Year's Day, I've realized that I have a HUGE collection of travel-sized shampoos, conditioners, lotions, and bars of soaps. When my hubby travels for work, he brings them home because he knows that I hate to waste those things from the hotel. In January, the kids school did a collection for the food pantry and I gave a gallon-size bag full of those little babies. Cleaned out a good drawer bottom and I've been using travel-sized shampoo and conditioner since. After a couple of months, I'm almost done with my travel-sized clean-out! Honestly though, I don't think I will need to buy bar soap for the next four years.
Now I'm on to my next hoard---Take out cutlery.
I knew that I had this weird little hoard before, but I would find a reason to get rid of my stash. School picnic? I'll donate 100 forks, knives, and napkins all wrapped up! Family reunion? I've got it covered! Why I stash this stuff is beyond me? I don't like using them, so when we get them, I throw them in the back of the cutlery drawer for that weird rainy day when we "need" them. Except, when we have small parties, I don't like using plastic, so I don't. So, I'm using them up this week and now when we order out, I request no utensils! Less plastic, less junk, LESS!
By the way, I'm down one eye liner and one eyebrow pencil---ALL USED UP!!