I am a waster and I know it

by Kristina on February 20, 2013 · 2 comments

Good Morning Dinks.  As I was brushing my teeth last night before bed I looked into the sink and realized that I waste a lot of toothpaste.  I brush my teeth at least three times every day, if I don’t learn to control my portions I could not only be wasting toothpaste, I could be wasting a lot of money too.  Today during your daily routine from your morning shower to your tuck-in at bedtime think about all of the products you use and all of the products you could have saved.

Three products that I waste everyday:

Body Wash.  Every morning in the shower and sometimes at night before I go to bed I fill up my loofa (for the male dinks – a loofa is that colorful puffy thing your wife has in the shower) with bubbly body wash.  When I am finished with my shower I rinse off the extra soap from my loofa and I watch all the wasted body wash (and money) go down the drain.

I know that I shouldn’t use so much body wash every day but the truth is that I love the bubbles; for some reason I think that more bubbles means I am getting a cleaner wash.  I also love shopping for body wash because shopping at Sephora, LUSH and The Body Shop is a lot of fun. At $6.99-$16.99 per bottle I think we can all agree that this is a huge waste of money.

Toilet Paper.  Ok I am sure that some people have to agree with me on this one.  I overuse toilet paper because I just can’t risk getting anything on my hands.  I drink a lot of water every day and that leads to a lot of toilet paper.  I always buy toilet paper when it’s on sale and I usually buy two packages at a time – this way I save money and I will never find myself in bathroom situation without toilet paper.

I do not use toilet paper for any other reason other than its intended purpose, so I guess that’s good.  I know some people who use toilet paper to wipe off their makeup and wipe the counter top but I don’t do that because toilet paper is too expensive to waste.

Dish Soap.  This is the same situation as the body wash; I overuse dish soap because I feel that the bubbles mean I am cleaning my dishes better. I love Dawn dish soap because it comes in a variety of flavours that smell great.  Dawn donates a portion of their profits to clean up animals who are victims of oil spills. That’s a cause worth supporting.

It’s not all a total waste 

Even though I know that I could be using less body wash, toilet paper and dish soap I don’t spend money carelessly trying to buy them.  I always buy my household products on sale or with coupons, so I guess that helps me save money.

I don’t waste all products for no reason. I always try to be frugal with my use of paper towels because it’s more eco friendly to use a reusable cloth or sponge, with body cream (I know weird right) because I need to have soft skin but I hate feeling greasy and with food.  I don’t mind spending money on food because we all have to eat, but I hate wasting food – this is why my boyfriend and I shop on a weekly basis.

Do you waste anything?

Photo by Natalie Aynor



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