I'm using up samples

All those little bottles of shampoo, conditioner, soap, creams, toothpaste, razors, and shoe polish, from hotels, gift baskets, and eager sales people? I've got about 3 large zip lock bags full of them, and I'm finally going to use them.

I know... I should save them for traveling, right? Do YOU use those when you travel? I don't! I think I will, but I don't. I either travel with small bottles of my tried and true products, or I use the small bottles provided by hotels and bring home about 5 to 10 more little bottles and soaps by the end of my visit. And if I'm visiting relatives or friends I again bring the products I'm used to, or I use their stuff. They like their stuff. Maybe I will too!

So these zip lock bags full of tiny little bottles saved for traveling? They haven't been getting used. But they are now! 

I will not be buying any new toiletries until I've used up all the stuff in those bags. I reserve the right to try something, decide I hate it, and throw it out if needed, and in an emergency I still have some of my regular products on standby, but the assortment of tiny bottles and soaps will be my only source of bathroom supplies until they all run out. - Which I think could take a good year or two!

Some of these last longer than I expected. I'd been thinking that each product had enough for one use, but not so! A small "packet" of toothpaste (Think foil packet that ketsup comes in at a fast food place) is lasting me a full week, and sample bottles of shampoo and conditioner are lasting about that long too. Soap seems to last forever (even the small ones) and I rarely use moisturizer so lotion samples will probably last forever too.

I'm kind of excited by this! I like using up stuff. I just hope nothing blinds me or turns my hair green.


Stella said...

I've weaned myself off the need to collect these things. . .now I have a small set of some of the empty ones and I put my shampoo and conditioner in them before I go away.
You have to use one where the opening is big enough to refill though. . .
Stella x

Stella said...

Had to comment again so I could remember to subscribe to comments. . .it's been so long since I blogged, or looked at anyone else's blog that I've forgotten how it works!

Noisy Quiet said...

Good to see you! I figured you'd been busy with the MOS, even though you said you were done with him ;)

Re the need to collect those things: It's FREE STUFF!!! Lol! Actually, I have to believe I'll use something, otherwise I won't take it or I'll toss it immediately. I do what you do with travel bottles. Put my own stuff in empties. But because of that, most of the other samples weren't getting used. Now they are!

Noisy Quiet said...

Oh, also! I forgot to say that with an embedded comment form in Blogger (which you and I both have) you don't have to make a 2nd post to subscribe. Even if you don't leave a comment (though you SHOULD ALWAYS LEAVE ME COMMENTS! ;) ) you can click the "Subscribe by email" link and it will work.

Judy said...

Just read all your Humor blogs - - you are hilarious! Loved them!

Noisy Quiet said...

Thank you! What a nice thing to say :)

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