If you know anything about me you know that I’m a pretty frugal girl. Even though I am quite low-maintenance I do splurge on a nice facial moisturizer. It costs $18 for a little itty bitty tube from The Body Shop. I like it because it has a nice spf moisturizer in it and it doesn’t feel greasy. I was unlucky enough to have had skin cancer a few years ago so now I am fanatical about sunscreen. I am fair so I have to be extra careful.
A few weeks ago I went to apply lotion in the morning and noticed that it was all gone. I didn’t have any money budgeted for moisturizer so I decided to buy it on Amazon with my Swagbucks. I would have to wait for it to come because it was being sold by another seller and wouldn’t be here in the usual 2 days.
As I waited I decided to do a little experiment to see how long the remaining lotion would last if I tried to squeeze it out of the tube. Keep in mind that if I had another tube I would have thrown out the old stuff then and there. Can you believe that the original tube lasted 23 days past the date that I would have thrown it out ? I was amazed. The positive end to the story is that I got my new tube today and can now throw out the old for good.
The Point~ What is the point to all of my silly rambling ?? The next time you are getting ready to throw out an “empty” shampoo bottle, moisturizer or anything else challenge yourself to see how many more days you can use it. Saving money in little ways helps you pay off big debt in the long run