A Better 2018: Stop Hoarding the Good Stuff

13 Feb

Instead of doing specific resolutions for 2018, I’m just trying to make each aspect of my life a little better.

Here’s last month’s post:
A Better 2018: Unfollow the Hate Reads

For this month, I’m going with: Stop Hoarding the Good Stuff.

I have a basket where I keep a bunch of Good Stuff. You know, the really nice hand lotions, fancy sheet masks, expensive shampoo samples, super snazzy candles, etc. I don’t use them. I just keep them and THINK about using them. Because they are fancy, and obviously it needs to be a fancy day if I’m going to spoil myself.

This is dumb.

So, this month I purposely got out the good candles and the fancy-ass face moisturizer and I’m USING IT. That’s right I’m totally USING it on normal days. And it feels so good.

Let’s spoil ourselves together this month!

As an added bonus, I now have more room in my linen closet for the important stuff. Like 865 rolls of toilet paper.

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5 Responses to “A Better 2018: Stop Hoarding the Good Stuff”

  1. Melissa A February 13, 2018 at 9:52 am #

    Why do we do this!? I did the same thing with a mask that I bought from Sephora. I specifically bought it to get me to a particular $$ so I could get free shipping, and then I didn’t use it for months! I finally used it a couple weeks ago…more room for other things now and I used the darn thing. I love this plan!
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    • Joules February 13, 2018 at 9:55 am #

      SEE, it’s not just ME!!! =)

  2. Jessy February 13, 2018 at 11:39 am #

    I totally agree with this! My Grandma used her China and actual SILVERware anytime we were over, even for just regular dinners. After a while we talked her into using a dishwasher-safe set (YAY no more 100% hand washing AND polishing of silver!), but she still uses nice tablecloths and napkins, etc.

    I used to “hoard the good stuff,” but I use mine now, too. I think it sends a message that we are “worth it.” 🙂

  3. MARIA ZAMBER February 13, 2018 at 9:24 pm #

    Yes! For some reason I didn’t even realize/consider that this was a “thing” until Caroline of the Un-Fancy blog posted about it regarding a nice pair of shoes she had. She said she wasn’t going to save her nice shoes only for special days any more. I was like “oh wow”. I still find myself doing it but I am making progress.

  4. Lila February 14, 2018 at 4:25 am #

    This post is so on point! I am such a hoarder of nice bath products and recently started to just let it go, and actually use the lovely things! Although I do admit, I’m sad when I run out, and it’s not in my budget to keep replenishing. But! I also hoard nice clothing so my closet is full of new with tags items that, to me, are just too precious and special. I know, I should also abandon this habit, because some of the items no longer fit 🙁 So lesson learned – buy only what you will wear and use! Thanks for the great post!

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