Last Christmas I received some “fancy” hand soap as a gift. You know the kind I mean. From the store in the mall that just sells smells in all their various forms: lotions, sprays, candles, etc.
I went downstairs to put the soap in my cabinet and noticed their were 2 additional bottles of fancy soap in there. Huh! I’d forgotten about them. As I perused the bottles I noticed one had an expiration date. (Really? Soap expires?) From 3 years ago. Ugh!
What am I doing? I am hoarding soap. “But it’s nice, fancy soap!” I tell myself. These soaps really are far too good for my daily use. These soaps must be saved for a special occasion. Maybe a party? Or perhaps visiting dignitary?
Lets be realistic.
- How often do I have a party? Barely ever. I am an introvert living in a tiny house.
- If I did have a party, would I remember to get out the fancy soap? Obviously not, its been in that cabinet for over 3 years.
- If I did remember to get out the fancy soap for a party would it greatly improve the quality of said event? Um no. My friends do not give a shit what kind of soap I use. If they did they wouldn’t be my friends.
So what should I do?
I’m gonna use that fucking soap! I’m going to enjoy the shit out of that delicious smelling soap. All three bottles. I will not let those bottles sit around for “someday maybe” or “just in case”. I will not let those bottles continue to take up valuable space in my tiny home.
Just one more valuable lesson learned on my minimalism journey.