Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Extreme Stash Shopping

You've all seen Extreme Couponing, well I have taken Extreme Stash Shopping to a different level. This is crazy....I have been on a mission to clean out a couple of drawers or closet shelves each week in an effort to declutter, downsize, sort and donate some of the STUFF.   Last night I took on the drawers in my walk-in closet.

I can lay now claim to -
  • all single socks discarded - where do their mates go? or better yet, why do we keep the singles? do we think the mate will just return from a year long hiatus?
  • enough dental floss, mini toothpaste tubes and mini mouthwash from the dentist to last 2 lifetimes or at least several vacations/retreats
  • created new shower gels of Cucumber Melon/Plumeria and Plumeria/Vanilla Brown Sugar (I hope no one asks what the name of fragrances!)
  • enough chapstick to last 3 winters or at least put one in every coat pocket and pocketbook
  • created a rich body lotion of Eucerin/Gold Bond/Suave combo
  • I didn't need to buy that new tube of concealer - I now know where three can be found
  • several almost empty bottles of Covergirl and Clinique foundation make a lovely bottle 3/4 full of a the perfect winter shade of Clinique-Girl foundation
  • two xerox boxes ready for Goodwill
  • Q-Tips for the year
  • half a recycling can full of empty tubes and bottles
  • neat and orderly closet drawers
Shelves and drawers are getting cleaned, space is opening up, the wallet will be getting fatter.  This must be the flip side of the one-woman mission to stimulate the economy. Shopping the stash!


butterfly said...

So funny we are all the same, and so true about the socks.

moosecraft said...

Hurray! Congrats on a success! Doesn't it feel GREAT?

Dirty Martini Queen said...

Oh Robin, I can so relate to this post! I did that before we moved to Germany in 2012 and I was amazed to see all the expired medicines I had in my stash. I'm not talking expired one year ago but more like 4 to 5 years ago so it was a complete waste of $$$$ that could have been spent on important things!

diamondc said...

Wow Robin: You have inspired me to do the same I am afraid of what I will find, as for the socks I guess they need a vacation and just want to get away, I can never find the little buggers, I think there is a sock conspiracy going on.

Happy stitching and destashing.


Brigitte said...

I do love decluttering, too. And I know I shouild go on another round because wherever I look there's stuff, stuff, stuff. Have to get rid of it.

Chris said...

I need to do this too! Great job :)