“Selfie-Discipline” #23 – Pitch Expired Personal Products

Today we are shifting into our last category… disciplines to perform annually. These are the easiest to “stick with” because you only need to do them once a year!

Most people have a regular inflow of personal products: makeup, cleansers, hair supplies, ointments, oral hygiene supplies, razors, deodorants, etc. The good news is, many of these supplies get used up and thrown away once they are empty.

At the same time, some products end up in the equivalent of a “dead zone.” These are things we bought but, for some reason, didn’t completely use up. Maybe we didn’t like how it worked, or perhaps we needed it for a temporary use, after which we shoved it in a drawer and forgot about it.

For both sanitary and organizational reasons, it makes sense to sweep through your bathroom once a year and throw away anything that is old, expired, broken, or simply unwanted. Typically this can be done on a rainy afternoon, and it leaves us feeling better about the products we are using on our bodies.

How often do you review accumulated personal supplies?

6 thoughts on ““Selfie-Discipline” #23 – Pitch Expired Personal Products”

  1. About once a year here! It’s funny how I hold onto things for sentimental value – like the smell of a perfume I’ll never wear again but I want to remember. It’s always the only reason I hold on. Nostalgia.
    I had some pretty expired products to toss out earlier this month.

    1. Scents do bring back strong memories, so I get that. But if you are keeping them solely for nostalgia, they can live somewhere other than your handy bathroom storage. Still, at some point, most products “expire” and should be pitched.I love your big, nostalgic heart Tamara:)

  2. Great idea. I know I have things I’v had sitting there because I don’t like the color or for some other reason. I don’t know why I’m keeping them. You have inspired me to do this. I have some things that are new and haven’t been used and I can take them to the headquarters of a shelter for battered women. They are always happy to get them. I haven’t done that for a while either, so I can gather those at the same time.

    1. Donating unused items to a shelter is a terrific idea, Dianne! These products are expensive, so they are a lovely way to bless an organization serving others on a limited budget.

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