Two positive side-effects of Teh Cleaning, even when I am not officially cleaning:
1. I'm gradually tossing out some stuff I don't use.
2. I'm gradually USING UP some stuff I DO use.
I have inclinations toward hoarding, and I usually have half a dozen bottles of stuff with half an inch of stuff left in each: I don't want it to be GONE. I also usually have half a dozen bottles of stuff I bought and didn't particularly like but don't really want to throw out, either: what if there were a sudden emergency and I was so grateful to have the meh shampoo?
Not now, though. Shampoo and conditioner I used to love and so repurchased when I saw it recently, but it turns out now I hate it: in the trash. Last four uses of a shampoo I DO love but have been saving for months because OMG it's Almost Gone: used it up. Last two evening primrose oil capsules: put in pill reminder to take during expected PMS. Last use of Special Expensive Conditioner: used up. Old bottle of melatonin sitting there because only the ones I'd cut in half were left so I'd started a new bottle: added to new bottle. This is probably the way some of you live ALL THE TIME.
In fact, this led me to tidy up my vitamin shelf. Bottle with a dozen prenatal vitamins left in it: flung recklessly into trash. Two bottles of folic acid (my daily multivitamin already has folic acid in it): flung recklessly into trash. Bottle of B-6 recommended for pregnancy nausea: flung recklessly into trash. I figured that if "just in case" were to ever present itself, I would be more than happy to run to Target to repurchase those items.
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