This led to some interesting times spent using lavender-scented castille oil soap as dish soap (*Note: not recommended) as well as using up lots of random bottles of shampoo and face cleanser and things like that.
FACT: My dishes did not sparkle like this using the olive oil soap, for the record.
But I did look exactly this cute doing the dishes with the terrible soap.
Anyway, I'm starting to actually use up some things I never thought I'd see the end of. For instance, I have recently scraped out the last bits of:
- a bottle of ketchup, and a bottle of barbecue sauce
- 2 bottles of face cleanser
- my AMAZEBALLS eye makeup remover balm (seriously, it's the best)
- a jar of peanut butter (polished off during the food basket challenge, when I also ate an entire loaf of bread)
- LIP BALM! I don't remember using up an entire thing of lip balm before, ever
Why do I (and other people, I assume) buy replacements of things before the previous thing runs out? Why do I have a drawer full of lip balm?
FACT: Lip balm is AWESOME
I think that I've more or less incorporated this "use things up before buying a new one" philosophy into my daily life. Who knew it would be so exciting and satisfying to finish off a jar of peanut butter?
I anticipate using up much more kitchen-type things in the next month, as I adhere to my October Budget Of $128 (phase one of OPERATION OVERDRAFT DECIMATION).
I also anticipate wanting to buy a lot of stuff. But I will do my best to stick to my budget. I hope my innate love of challenges and competition will supercede my habit of buying unnecessary things when I'm bored.
PS -- Did you notice the new thingie over on the right? The little badge that says "2011 Canadian Weblog Award NOMINEE"? Yes, friends. it's true! Shopping Detox has been nominated for Ninjamatics 2011 Canadian Weblog Awards in the Best New Weblog, Humour, and Life categories! Woot woot!