24 March 2014

Spring Cleaning

It started innocently enough. I was digging through the vanity cabinet under the bathroom sink for something and the next thing I know there was a pile of expired cosmetics on the vanity. And it didn't stop there.

Here's the back story of the photo.

Back in 2001, I ran out of blades for my Personal Touch razor. I searched and searched and absolutely could not find them locally. Refill packages were ordered online and stashed. Fast forward 13 years. I ran out of blades and was lamenting that a search for a new razor was imminent. One that had the characteristics of the old one: no swivel head, 2-3 blades, an aloe strip, and fits my hand perfectly. I wanted my old Personal Touch... waaaaaa. The old razor has sat on the vanity for several days now while others are being tested. I just could not throw it away!

Now, back to the spring clean out. Guess what I found? Yep! Two packages of refills!! Big sigh of relief here. I now wonder how many packages I bought back in 2001 to still have 2. Now isn't it a good thing I procrastinated on throwing out the old razor handle?

Have you thrown out any old cosmetics lately? My criteria was based on what I wear, or in this case, don't wear. Everything that I don't use or don't like went into the sack. So long and thanks for all the fish.


7 comments:

  1. I always know it's going to be an adventure when it begins "innocently enough"! Me too. With my mluck I would have thrown the handle out right before discovering the refills... so glad you waited. Score!! :)

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  2. Anonymous9:14 PM

    I still have my razor handle too. I have hope!
    Quilt Friend

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  3. All winter I've been purging. Good stuff heads off the Goodwill and trash, well, that goes in the trash. It was amazing how many things I bought and ended up not liking (some cosmetics) or didn't use at all (craft supplies, clothes). I'm trying to be much pickier now when I go to the store.

    Also wanted to answer a question you asked on Nancy Kay's blog about Dragonfly socks. That pattern DOES work well on variagated yarn. I've made several pair and almost any yarn color works.

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  4. I've been purging closets this winter and have a huge pile to donate.

    I even found a few razors - no refill blades. I don't like the new styles with the wide heads that swivel!

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  5. I've started my spring cleaning too...a job I hate to do. But I love the results if I can just power through. You sure made a great find! Yahoo!

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  6. With my luck, the trash truck would have come and gotten the razor and would be driving away just when I find the refills. Glad the timing worked better for you. Back when they were having big sales on razors and competing with each other, I managed to snag a whole bunch of free razors - didn't need to buy any for years. Now, it just seems wrong to have to pay for them!

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  7. Oh my! How funny! I don't wear much makeup and when I go through it, I can toss a bunch, and shudder if I look at the dates, or colors, what was I thinking??
    Vicki

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