Yesterday I went through an old makeup case that now dutifully holds extra toiletry items. Samples from hotels, deodorant in the mail, soaps that relatives feel like that have to give me. Am I a dirty person? Am I a female version of pigpen? Now I might be with my whirlwind jam hands 4 year old crashing into me. I ask-do I really need all of these things?
I try not to hoard. It's a hard habit to break. (Please don't sing Chicago) I sometimes feel like I'm waiting for a disaster. The kind where you'll need to put on on those ugly sweaters, and leave the house immediately with as many of these unwanted, but needed items.
My dad was a teenager during the depression. We saved everything. It became annoying and embarrassing. It's great to be frugal, and even penny pinching,hey I like Clark Howard, but I consider it hoarding when you really don't need such items. How many rubber bands does a family need? Or twist ties? Will there be a time I need 20 little bottles of shampoo?
So I'm not really sure what to do with all of these samples and I don't want to just throw them out.
I also found this toothbrush. Wouldn't life be so much easier if everything simply stated what it was?