Yep, I have lots of notebooks, beauty products, handbags, jewellery. I honestly love each and every one of them. I try to rotate all of them so they each have a chance to be used.
But sometimes things don’t work. As beautiful as they are, they may be the wrong size, a bit awkward to use, not work as well as I had hoped, or not look quite right.
What do I do with them then? I am an avid recycler of most things I cannot use.
- magazines go to the local hairdresser/pizza takeaway/charity shop/medical centre/school and old age home.
- shampoo is used to wash delicate clothing or as a shower gel
- conditioner is used as a fabric softener or a shaving cream
- cheap facial moisturisers used as hand cream or body lotion
- bound notebooks given to my students to use for their notes or the pages taken out and punched for use in my Filofax
- makeup bags used as pencil cases or vice versa
- lipstick used as cheek gloss (only use a teeny bit!)
- blusher used as eye shadow (only use a little bit)
- necklaces used as bracelets or belts
- short chains joined together to make long ones
- scarves used to replace removable handbag straps or used as belts
- keyrings or jewellery used to make Filofax or Midori charms
- dull, boring cardigans, jackets or coats can have the buttons replaced with funky unusual ones.