My stash of shower gels and shampoos could rival a small pharmacy or normal week in a Kardashian bathroom. But to continue to accumulate standbys without making good use of these products in incredibly wasteful. I know I'm not alone stashing things away and rarely delving into the stockpile and I really think it is something we should perhaps look at.
Yep, sure it is great to have a small stash of products should you have a tight month or two but do you really need a stash which rivals someone from Extreme Couponers or even Hoarders? That wouldn't be terribly thrifty now would it? And this blog is called A Thrifty Mrs.
I've resolved to use 75% of my stash before spending further on products. I'll admit it, I'm an advertisers dream. Oh your shampoo is made especially for my very exacting shade of hair, wow really? I know it isn't and yet I'll some how believe what you're telling me and toddle on down to Boots to pick up a bottle (or most likely two when it is on offer) and only actually get through 30% of the bottle because it
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I made an empties video last week (above) but since then I've had a real sit down and think. Sure it can be a great deal to buy a shampoo or foundation when it is on offer - however if it is just going to sit in a drawer or cupboard until we eventually come to move house and think 'ugh do I want to lug this across the city?' and end up chucking out - then it isn't a bargain and it certainly isn't very thrifty.
So I'm going to make a concerted effort with this and make sure I use up as much as I can before buying more, so maybe you'll see more empties videos from me in the future.
P.S. Do you have a stash or stockpile?