Jan 6, 2013


So in my New Year's To-Do-List I mentioned cleaning out and buying less. Today I have been doing a deep clean of my house. I started making a list of the new cleaning items that I needed to re-stock on. While making the list It hit me that I have an "extra" basket under my sink and that I should look there before I start buying more.

Have you ever thought about how wasteful we are???

I bet I have hundreds of dollars in my "extra" basket and I never even remember that it is there. I always just go buy what I need. Well today I am starting to check off the BUY LESS part of my to-do-list. I am leaving all of my "extra" stuff on the counter where I can see it. Yes it makes it a little more cluttered but I am determined to use it up before I start buying more.

I am so mad at myself because I think man I could have so much more money in my pocket. I understand buying more than one when you can get a good buy. I can promise you that probably never happened with any of these items because they are all different brands.

Clorox Wipes are some of my favorite cleaning items. Every time I think I am getting low I go and buy more. Well I have 2 full bottles and I am going to use them up!

I'm all about smelling good while sweating but really 3 extras????

You know I did not buy these together one is the "real" thing and one is the Wal-Mart brand. Both almost full simply because I have 2 other Febreeze cans sitting right next to them.

Ok Ok....it is Winter and I am prone to dry skin but this is a bit out of control. Im sure there are a few more laying around as I noticed one in the background of the picture.  This might be a problem I need to address...ASAP.

I guess my toilet was extra dirty at some point. 2 brand new toilet bowl cleaners.

I wash my hands a lot which I will not apologize for. However, having this many extras on hand is really not needed.

I encourage you to look around your house for the "extras". It blew my mind when I really started looking. There are so many people in this world that NEED the basic items. I have so many "extra" items that are WANTS. I am determined to change this and only have what I NEED. Hopefully with the savings I will be able to touch the life of someone who is in need.


  1. I really need to start being more careful with how I spend my money, too. That's pretty awesome that you found all of those "extras," hopefully now you'll be stocked for a while!

  2. I love Clorox Wipes! Great post though, I always do that as well, and then I'm like why did I do that? I need to be much better about saving!

  3. I nominated you for a Liebster Award, check it out!