If there is one thing that I am extremely guilty of, it is of having too many toiletries and yet still buying more. Our bathroom cabinets (yes, plural) are bursting and I am even using other areas in the house to store our excess toiletries. With this in mind, I have come up with the #toiletrychallenge.
The #toiletrychallenge is very simple – anyone who participates tries not to buy any more toiletries until they've used up their current ones – for example, you can't buy shampoo before you've used up all your current bottles of shampoo!
The first thing you need to do is to find out how many toiletries you have. It doens't need to be a fancy spreadsheet and you don't need to count every shower gel – but putting all your toiletries in one place will help you to sort them out and figure out what you want to keep and what can be donated or even sold.
One great way to declutter your bathroom and your toiletry stash is to consider giving unwanted toiletries to those in need. There is a great Toiletry Amnesty Directory including information on whether they are happy to accept opened toiletries. This is such an easy, yet fantastic way to help those in need. Simply go through your toiletries to see what you won't use and find somewhere local to donate them.
Where to sell toiletries
If you have unopened, high end toiletries to sell then you may want to consider selling them on eBay. Otherwise, you can sell toiletries at car boot sales but there aren't many other places where you can sell toiletries.
Start using them up!
Don't go crazy, just use your toiletries as usual, but don't buy anything new until you have used up the last of your current stash of that particular item.
If you are planning in taking part in the #toiletrychallenge then I would love for you to get involved! You can get involved by sharing photographs of your toiletry stash or your empties (the items you use up) using the hashtag #toiletrychallenge. You can also comment below to let me whether you're going to be joining in with the challenge.
The great thing is that there is no end date. This challenge is about streamlining your toiletry collection and saving money by not buying toiletries you don't need, no matter how good the offer is!
More stuff we have used up lately as part of #toiletrychallenge. It is really easy to join in: don't buy any new toiletries until you have used up your old ones! We started this month ago and we have only had to buy face wash and toothpaste. I found FIVE more shampoos lurking in our bathroom today. It is also making us use up all those hotel toiletries we like to collect. I would love if you joined in using the hashtag #toiletrychallenge #declutter #savemoney
Current empties, Herbal Essences Seductively Straight shampoo. Bought this on clearance from Tesco I can't remember how much I paid for it but it was really cheap. I loved the texture of this shampoo and the smell was amazing. Alberto Balsam Pomegranate conditioner bought from Sainsburys on clearance for 50p (there will be alot in my empties because I bought 16 bottles of it 🙈). This is still available the reason it was on clearance was because of packaging change. I would purchase this again but maybe try other scents. #empties #usedup #empty #emptieschallenge #useup #stockpile #toiletrychallenge #albertobalsam #herbalessences #rtc #reducedtoclear #reduced #bargain
Anyone else taking part in the toiletry challenge this year? No new toiletries or make up until you've used up what you own! #toiletrychallenge #declutter #minimalism #minimise #reduce #minimalist #clearout #findthespace #toiletries #makeup #freebies #samples #useitup #donate #recycle #sustainable #sustainability #bathtime #savemoney #moneysaving #thrifty #thriftymum #notjustformums #frugal #frugalliving
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