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    Talking This is what I found in my linen closet!

    I have a really big linen closet in my bathroom. The only problem with it is that the shelves are not easy to get to - very long but you have to move everything to get access to the ends.

    Today I took everything out of the linen closet. I purged the mismatched sheets, 3 shower curtains that don't match anything in my house and some just nail polishes and makeup that were icccckkkkyyyyy.

    Among the useful things I found were this stockpile of missing items:

    16 razors
    4 tubes of deodorant
    4 bottles of shampoo
    3 bottles of conditioner
    11 bottles of shower gel
    8 bottles of scented lotion
    2 bottles of calamine lotion
    2 1/2 bottles of rubbing alcohol
    1 bottle peroxide
    2 big containers of vaseline
    14 tubes of toothpaste
    4 unused toothbrushes
    4 bottles of mouthwash
    2 complete treatments for headlice (hopefully we will never need them)
    2 bottles of sunscreen
    2 bottles of insect repellent
    1 huge jug of aloe vera gel
    4 bottles baby powder
    5 packs of feminine products
    6 body poufs
    7 containers of facial cleansers
    5 bars of soap
    1 industrial size container fo softsoap
    2 bottles hand sanitizer
    2 containers of shaving cream

    I also made a huge basket of samples for when we travel - lotion, conditioner and shampoos.

    I am so happy I did this - I am going to save a crazy amount of money actually being able to [I]find[I] all this stuff when I need it. I don't think I will need to get more of these types of supplies for at least 4 months, and longer on some things!

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    Wow you hit the jackpot! Good for you, now please come and do my bathroom cabinet.

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    Wow! You could open your own Walgreens! It will be great to have all that.
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    Wow, I was amazed at your long list of items. Great you have a pretty good stash there.

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    Oooohhh! That was such a great discovery.

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    Great job, HBA items always make the shopping receipt climb. So you will be saving some cash on your future trips!!
    Way to go!!
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    Wow.......lots of goodies!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrairieRose View Post
    Wow you hit the jackpot! Good for you, now please come and do my bathroom cabinet.

    I second that on my cabinet.

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    WOW! WTG!! That's sweet! I have to do mine too..lol.

    I need to get a stockpile rebuilt though, but I need to see what we have first.
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    That's great! Now that you know what you have, you won't buy stuff you don't need.

    I cleaned mine out in November. I organized different types of stuff in big Ziploc baggies, now I can see if I have something before I waste any more cash.

    I'm FORCING myself to use up all the stuff I bought (to "try out" ) before I buy another thing!

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    I just did the same thing not long ago, and was I ever surprised at how much stuff we accumulated in there! And here I had been buying duplicates! How did you reorganize? I got some baskets and tried to sort things. It worked fairly well, and I just hope it keeps me from tossing everything together. I like your idea of a sample basket.

    Now, what's the next closet you are going to tackle?
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    What about putting the things in banana boxes and sliding them back in the "hole"?
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    Zakity, that is pretty much what I did. I had some long skinny plastic boxes in the basement and those got filled with the excesses that we don't need every day - one is full of dental hygiene stuff, one is full of sample sized stuff, etc.

    For the rest of the organizing, I put all the razors standing up in a little plastic jar front and center (that is the thing we are always buying dupes of). I have another basket of all haircare stuff, one of shower gels and soaps, and one of lotions. That was all the baskets I had. Then I took a couple of cosmetic bags for things like nail polishes and removers and skin care stuff.

    I am going to try super hard to keep this organized. I hate the fact that I have been spendig unneccessary money!

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