We're off to do a family fun run this morning, & then I have a bunch of household things to accomplish today - cleaning out some closets, doing meal prep, and maybe even doing yoga! Should be a great day.
On the toiletries side, I blame Sluggy , with all of her great Rite Aid deals. ;-)
One of my goals for 2015 is to reduce my spending on toiletries, as I've stockpiled quite a bit, yet keep buying more. The boys have been out of town for a few nights (finally back!) so I've spent my time doing exciting things like: inventorying my toiletry stockpile, and cleaning closets. I'm a wild party animal, that's for sure.
Given that I know we will be moving at some point (we're renting, although we'd like to live in this house until the boys finish elementary school - that's completely dependent upon the owners), stockpiling more toiletries that we can use in a few months is not wise. We'll just have to schlep them somewhere else. Also, my current stockpile is located in an area where it's tough to see exactly what we have, which leads to overbuying of certain things (ahem, bars of soap). Anyway, I took stock of our inventory yesterday, and here's what we have. I'm hoping that buy building a concrete list, I will: reduce our need to buy more, and become more aware of exactly what we have. My toiletry budget for 2015 is going to drop down from $82/month (actual spend in 2014) to $15/month. With all of this surplus, we can do it!
Here's what we have in the stockpile:
- Sunblock - 6
- Bars of soap - 36
- Sunless tanner - 3 (now, don't ask me why I even have this, as I'm super pale & it never works on me. But, I just can't give up the dream of having a bit of color, I suppose)
- Aloe gel - 2. I do, however, burn very easily, despite sunblock.
- Body wash - 9
- Shower sponges - 2
- Shaving cream - 7
- Disposable razors - 6. May donate these. Not sure why I bought them. We tend to buy nicer ones & replace the blades.
- Blades for me - 1
- Blades for M - 6
- Kids body wash - 7
- M's deodorant - 3
- My deodorant - 1
- Lotion - 1
- Toothbrushes - 4
- Toothpaste - 10
- Floss - 3
- Flosser replacement heads - 2
- Mouthwash - 6
- Shampoo - 6
- Conditioner - 5
- 2-in-1 shampoo - 3
- Rubber band packages - 2
- Conditioning treatments - 2 (again, never use these. Why do I have one, let alone 2)
- Eye makeup remover - 2
- Night face cream - 1
- Face makeup - 2
- Mascara - 2
- Eyeliner - 1
- Face wash cloths - 3 (for my gym bag)
So, there you have it! A bunch of excess stuff. Now I know exactly what I have, and can see which items I may want to look for on sale (bolded), as I start to run low. What about you? Do you have a good handle on exactly what's in your stockpile? Are you like me? Do you continue to buy things like body wash, bars of soap & toothpaste, even though you clearly don't need more. ;-)