What’s Your Black Hole?

I’ve been seeing a lot of blogs recently about decluttering, a topic that’s near and dear to my post-move heart.

Now that most things are neatly stored away, I sometimes forget what I already own. This leads to embarrassing discoveries when I buy something and realize later that I already have more of the same or similar — often in multiples.

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My particular nemesis is skin care, especially bath products.  For some reason I can’t resist new ones.  Is it because these luxuries are relatively inexpensive? Because of the implied promise of silkier skin, relaxation, leisure, stress relief, or dare I say even a more youthful appearance?

From now on, I’m going to try to remember to check all those carefully labeled storage bins before I succumb to the siren call of another new lotion, potion or emotion.

Does anyone else have this, er, problem?

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12 thoughts on “What’s Your Black Hole?

  1. adguru101 Post author

    I’m always finding wonderful things in Paris pharmacies that I can’t easily find in the US. I wonder if you could find it online. (Of course the shipping cost might make it pointless.)

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  2. Liz

    Liz | wannabeliz.com
    I enjoy your blog! I also enjoy bubble baths.
    I use all my bubble baths, shower gels, etc…
    My black hole is tinted lip balms! I buy many and rarely make the time to apply! I walk around with
    Chapped lips. My other black hole are earrings.
    I do wear and rotate those .

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  3. lady sarah in london

    I used to have tons of half used (or barely used ) bottles of stuff in my beauty box, until I read this somewhere can’t remember where.

    ‘Cosmetics that did not work when you first bought them will not magically transform Ilto useful items. In fact 3 moths later they are usually obsolete and fertile ground for bacteria growth’

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  4. adguru101 Post author

    An excellent reminder! I’m pretty organized when it comes to tossing those; sadly, my issue is unopened bottles that duplicate something I already have and forgot about because I’d put it/them somewhere “safe” 😦

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