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jooniperberries

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Re: Does anyone else love consuming?
« Reply #50 on: March 09, 2017, 09:59:02 PM »
I'm a bit different from some here, in that I love reaching the end so much, and so cannot bear the experience of plenty, that I intentionally buy the smaller packs (qtips, shampoo, some foods, etc). I need things to go away, need to have a break, need to start fresh. Story of my life, lol.

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Re: Does anyone else love consuming?
« Reply #51 on: March 09, 2017, 11:31:23 PM »
+1 to almost all of these. Wearing clothes out, finishing off cosmetics, eating the leftovers, using up what's in the fridge/freezer (affectionately called "garbage supper"!). I am all about using things up and having the appropriate backup stock:)

And I LOVE paying bills (well, they mostly auto pay) and tracking expenses. Tracking and planning and tracking and planning...
"Not wanting something is as good as possessing it." ~Donald Horban

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Re: Does anyone else love consuming?
« Reply #52 on: March 14, 2017, 10:35:44 PM »
 I get a tiny joyful thrill out of using up something that's been hanging around a long time, especially when I know I will never again having it taking up houseroom (i.e. gifted items).  As I move toward retirement, I just want to own less "stuff".  Cleaning out my closets and donating/gifting/pitching out stuff is satisfying too; I just need to do it more often.

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Re: Does anyone else love consuming?
« Reply #53 on: March 14, 2017, 11:00:05 PM »
Yesterday I accidentally ran out of dish soap. Used bathroom hand soap pump (in which I'd previously diluted the dish soap), then moved on to laundry soap. All is well. At first I was mortified to be without my lovely scented bubbles (closest thing I get to my dream bath), but then I started really enjoying coming up with other ideas until we shop again :)

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Re: Does anyone else love consuming?
« Reply #54 on: March 15, 2017, 01:33:23 PM »
One of my classmates in school seriously tried to get 100% on all his college assignments. We were all like "The effort to grade ratio is messed up after the 90% mark, you know this?" and he was like "But I want to get All The Achievements".

It's not just you.

(No, this guy wasn't going on to more post-secondary)

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Re: Does anyone else love consuming?
« Reply #55 on: March 15, 2017, 02:31:50 PM »
One of my classmates in school seriously tried to get 100% on all his college assignments. We were all like "The effort to grade ratio is messed up after the 90% mark, you know this?" and he was like "But I want to get All The Achievements".

It's not just you.

(No, this guy wasn't going on to more post-secondary)

Suffering from the Level-Up delusion spread by games like Candy Crush.

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Re: Does anyone else love consuming?
« Reply #56 on: March 25, 2017, 06:17:00 PM »
All these posts are so totally relatable. And here I thought I was the only weirdo. Anytime I finished off something in the kitchen like a bag of shredded cheese for example, I'd proudly announce it to my husband and tell him what a great job we were doing using it up and not letting it go to waste. (He was much less enthused.)

Now that we are currently staying with family while we have renovations going on at our house, we try to keep our stuff confined to the bedroom we are staying in. It quickly became clear to me just how little I actually needed to get ready for the day and have really whittled the bottles and products down to just what I actually use. It's so satisfying throwing away a finished product for all the reasons already mentioned. My plan is to try keep the numbers down on the necessities once we get settled at the house, too.