Project using everything up


One of my resolutions for 2009 was to try and use up my stash of toiletries and only buy things that I've run out of or don't have in my collection. Overall its been pretty successful and I managed to not buy any toiletries unless I'd run out. I even managed to resist the Boots post-Xmas sale (which is a big weakness of mine), but the Soap and Glory hat box and Lush spend £20 get a gift set promotion was just too good an offer to resist.

All together in 2009 I managed to finish nearly 80 products which I'm really pleased about!

But despite this I still have a big stash of products so I'm going to be really strict with myself this year and only buy stuff I've run out off (no matter how good the offer) simply because I have too much stuff already. Wish me luck!

Are any of you planning on doing something similar and try and use up what you already own before buying more?

20 comments

  1. my big plan to stop buying makeup, beauty & hair products starts tomorrow i should be a millionaire in no time lol

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  2. I've just started project 10 pan, I think after christmas is a perfect time to try doing something like this, good luck! I'm so impressed you used 80 things in 2009! keep me updated with how you get on xxx

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  3. I'm trying to do the same, I'm keeping a little log in the sidebar of my blog - its soooo satisfying when you use something up :)

    xx

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  4. Juicy girl- I found I discovered loads of forgotten favoruites when I did it last year. Good luck to you x

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  5. DaisyBee- When I started it went really quick coz most of my products were nearly finished, its taking a lot longer now though because everythings new. Good luck with project 10 pan, let me know how you get on x

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  6. BrionyLou- Tell me about it, I love that feeling of satisfication when you finish a product and you see your stash go down. Good luck x

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  7. I've been doing the same since last Feb and have come quite a long way, the space I get after clearing out all the stuff I don't use is great

    x

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  8. Oo I might try this, I have so much stuff I don't use! This way I can save money, use up my old stuff and make way for new stuff towards the end of the year. Great plan! xx

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  9. Great Idea, I keep clearing some stuff out (because its out of date), using up some.. and blog selling the rest.

    I actually get a glow when I use soemthing up/recycle the bottle. Oh I need to get out more!!
    Emma x

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  10. I'm inspired to do this - I always buy new hair and beauty products only to discover that I already own something really similar! x

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  11. i'm trying to do exactly the same thing. i have this massive box filled with all kind of extra conditioners, make up ect... Hopefully that will last me all year!

    Missy
    For all things fashion:
    http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

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  12. I start saving money for a trip insteed of buying to many small things ^^
    Thanks for your comment <3

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  13. I'm trying to do the same! I have so much make up to last me a life time O_O ...I've never hit pan on any make up product apart from cleansers and I don't think that really counts =(. 80 products is alot. Well done =D.
    X

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  14. Rhamnousia - Well done for sticking to it since Feb! x

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  15. Kim - You should its very satisfying using up products and creating more space. Good luck x

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  16. Computergirl- Your blog sales are such a good idea. And you're not the only one, I still look forward to finishing something moving onto a new product. I even keep a list! x

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  17. LilyLipstick- Doing this has made me appreciate the products I do own a lot more, and I feel the need to buy new things less, Good luck if you do x

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  18. Missy-Good luck, let me know how you get on x

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  19. Ribbonlicious- Yeah all the small purchases do add up. Where are you hoping to go? x

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  20. Linda Phuong Tran- Thanks :)I find make up so hard to use up coz you only need a little bit each time. Good luck x

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