I mentioned what a treasure trove of toiletries I came across when we moved (twice) last year. We have no storage in our current bathroom (we’re building another bathroom upstairs that will have a wee bit of storage space) so I moved a small shelf in there temporarily.
Considering I am very low maintenance in the primping department, this is a ridiculous amount of product. Sitting in the bathtub last night, I counted five bottles of shampoo, five bottles of conditioner, two large bottles of bath soap and about a dozen bars of soap. There’s also countless tiny bottles of moisturizer, face cleanser, sunblock, lip balm, etc. etc.
I am on my way of using it up. Ideally, I won’t have this ridiculous stash considering our total lack of storage. I haven’t bought shampoo, conditioner or soap in about a year, which is great and it feels good to finish off another bottle or another bar. It’s going slower than I’d like because I don’t need to wash my hair or face as much as when I was working (which is good in the long run).
I’m making an effort to use the “special” things – face masks, fancy soaps and the like, too. To be honest, it’s not much of an effort – it’s fun! I’ll post an after picture during the summer to motivate myself to use it up. Once the frivolous stuff is gone, we’ll be able to maintain a more realistic and simpler (and thriftier) bathing routine.
How’s your stash?