I have mentioned before that I tend to stockpile stuff. Like food, because who knows when I'll be able to get to the 7 [SEVEN!] grocery stores/markets within 2 miles of my house [how do they all stay in business? Is it my bulk shopping? Seriously? SEVEN?] when I am in danger of running out of beans [Note: I will never run out of beans, because I keep buying both cans and bags of dried beans because I keep thinking, "You know what would be great? Bean soup!" and then I never make bean soup.].
The corollary to this is that I tend to try and get all the use out of something before I get rid of it. Well, not everything, because I am perfectly o.k. with having thrown away Ziploc bags without reusing them [sometimes] and deciding that once is enough times to use plastic utensils from a party [always].
But the things I do tend to try and get my money's worth from are lotions. I get super, ridiculously dry skin / eczema some winters and I have pretty sensitive skin all the time, so I end up paying a lot for lotion. Which is actually a bargain, because there is no price to high for non-itchy, non-peeling skin.
Of course, you can never get that last bit of lotion out of the tube, so I end up with almost completely empty containers of hand and body lotions, jeering at me with their wastefulness before I relent and set them aside to . . . use later? I don't know what my plan is, exactly, as I can't get the lotion out without cutting open the container, and I do not have that kind of time [I could be on Twitter, instead].
Today? I discovered 5 almost completely empty lotion containers under the sink. Five. Containers that I keep telling myself I'll somehow, magically, miraculously open so the tiny droplets of lotion left will be made available for my use.
So I shut the vanity door and walked away, vowing to deal with it . . . later. Because that's just too much crazy to deal with all at once.
Do you keep stuff you know you shouldn't? I'm not the only one, am I?