Saturday, January 19, 2019

Shop your Stash, a crucial step to having a No-Buy Year

2019 so far has been about how to save money, deciding on a no-buy year and taking the 3 steps to start my no buy year while decluttering and making sure that I am able to maintain my decluttered life. 

Now that all the necessary steps have been taken, I still had to do two more things, one of which was to shop my stash and take an inventory of what I have in storage and the other is to do a pan project.

For now, what I finished is the shop your stash project. Here is the result of my inventory.

This is my toiletry stash.







Looking at my stash, I feel like I won't be buying any more toiletries except for tampons. The rest, I have more than enough to last me the year but we shall see. I do have a younger sister I share my stash with so we'll see how we hold up for the rest of the year.

Here's a recap of what I have overall.


9 Shampoos
4 Shower Gels
1 Facial Wash
1 Body Scrub
15 Conditioners
21 Bath Soaps
1 Spray Net
4 Toothpaste
6 Colognes
2 Deodorants
2 Body Lotions
4 Hair Serum
4 Toner
10 Hand Sanitizer
4 Perfumes
10 Hand Lotion
4 Roll on Parfum
4 Essential Oil


5 Palettes
3 Strobing Sticks
7 Mascara
2 Concealer
4 Blush
7 Highlight and Contour
1 Bronzer
11 Eyebrow Pencils
8 Eyeliner
4 Eyeliner Pot
54 Lipsticks

Overall, I have 212 items which I believe is more than enough. I've already given away what I could part with and these are the ones that I want to use for the year of 2019.

And these are what I use. The upper layer ismine and I have the Tresseme shampoo, Luichel Snail Facial Wash for when I don't wear make up, the Clean It Zero facial wash when I do wear make up, the Winter Wonderland Body Scrub, a Lavander Facial Scrub, and the pH Care Feminine Wash.

The bottom layer is for my son. He uses the Dove Pampering Shower Gel, the Nature Republic Aloe Vera Facial Wash, the St. Ives Blackhead Wash, Palmolive Shampoo and Conditioner as well as the Body Basics from Echo Store.

Now that I know I have over 200+ items in my stash, it's a lot easier for me to not buy more because the goal is to use up what I have and cut down on what I already have stocks of.

I think that I am off to a good start.

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  1. Oh I need to do this! I have so many products I don't uese and am always buying more! Such a good idea to take inventory :)

  2. Such a great idea. I've always wanted to take inventory of our stuff. It's just hard to keep track.

  3. Chelsea Sauve - WandureMarch 11, 2020 at 10:32 PM

    Your storage system is fabulous - thanks so much for sharing!

  4. This is so nice and I love the idea of having or making an inventory of your toiletries, by doing this you will able to monitor or know that things that you need and not to buy.

  5. I rarely take inventory on the stuff I have because I am such a minimalist. I try to use everything I have before buying more.

  6. You really hustled to get all the necessities for yourself and your family. Marvelous!

  7. Wow!This is one think I have never thought of doing. I should start that as soon as possible.

  8. Wow you are loaded with product. I agree you can go without buying anything else.

  9. Wow this inspires me to take a look of our stash too! Especially on makeups lols. Thanks for sharing!

  10. I love the concept of no buy year! I like that you are planning so well in advance. I prefer buying products in bulk, too to save money and also time.


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