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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...
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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)

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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.

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Re: Does anyoe else love consuming?
« Reply #57 on: March 28, 2017, 02:22:56 PM »
Life is like a game of Tetris. There is no finish to the game. The way to "win" it is to simply outlast those around you. Whether you measure the increments in seconds or in rolls of toilet paper doesn't matter. You are still pooping where others are not. And that matters.
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Re: Does anyone else love consuming?
« Reply #58 on: March 28, 2017, 02:48:20 PM »
I must thank you: today it occurred to me to get rid of some of the mini-spools of thread I've accumulated. There's not enough on any of them to make an entire sewing project, but the spools and leftover bits are taking up space.

So I'm working on a scrap quilt, and it doesn't matter what color thread I use while piecing the bits and pieces together. I've therefore been blowing through the mini-spools and leftover ends. Thanks to you, I've had the minor thrill of finishing off several small spools and bobbins. It's been quite cathartic and has freed up space in my thread box.

Me too!  I made an entire project from tiny scraps of fabric, using old mismatched ends of thread spools, then sold the wall hanging at a charity event! Donated $50, made $50, all using up old stuff.

This week I pieced together 4 tablecloths for my kid's preschool using up fabric I didn't like or need any more. Felt so great!

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Re: Does anyone else love consuming?
« Reply #59 on: March 29, 2017, 11:45:28 AM »
I must thank you: today it occurred to me to get rid of some of the mini-spools of thread I've accumulated. There's not enough on any of them to make an entire sewing project, but the spools and leftover bits are taking up space.

So I'm working on a scrap quilt, and it doesn't matter what color thread I use while piecing the bits and pieces together. I've therefore been blowing through the mini-spools and leftover ends. Thanks to you, I've had the minor thrill of finishing off several small spools and bobbins. It's been quite cathartic and has freed up space in my thread box.

Me too!  I made an entire project from tiny scraps of fabric, using old mismatched ends of thread spools, then sold the wall hanging at a charity event! Donated $50, made $50, all using up old stuff.

This week I pieced together 4 tablecloths for my kid's preschool using up fabric I didn't like or need any more. Felt so great!

I've used up several bobbins of various coloured threads recently, and then had the satisfaction of buying 500m each of black and white thread and knowing that they are the ONLY ones in the drawer. It'll be a red letter day when they get used up.

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Re: Does anyone else love consuming?
« Reply #60 on: March 30, 2017, 10:59:21 AM »
I will be thrilled when I use up the last of the costco toilet paper.  The package is 2.5 years old.  I think I've got another few months to go.  I'm still undecided as to whether I'll ever buy that much toilet paper at one time ever again.

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Re: Does anyone else love consuming?
« Reply #61 on: March 30, 2017, 11:43:13 AM »
I will be thrilled when I use up the last of the costco toilet paper.  The package is 2.5 years old.  I think I've got another few months to go.  I'm still undecided as to whether I'll ever buy that much toilet paper at one time ever again.

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Re: Does anyone else love consuming?
« Reply #62 on: March 31, 2017, 12:31:03 PM »
Buy a bidet. Your TP will be antique before it gets used up.

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Re: Does anyone else love consuming?
« Reply #63 on: April 03, 2017, 06:13:27 PM »
I was excited that I was about to finally use up our supply of garbage bags after years (we only use one a week).  I bought a new box at Costco.  But then I went rummaging through the garage for something else and found an entire other box we had stored.  Stupid me, stupid Costco (I could return it but I'm not sure it's worth the hassle)

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Re: Does anyone else love consuming?
« Reply #64 on: July 14, 2017, 08:20:20 PM »
This thread has lured me from the weeds where I have lurked for many months!

I love using up all the things in the fridge - sometimes I'll put our plates on the table and say "this was a six container meal!"  My DH doesn't understand it - he says "but now you have to get more."

However, the thing that I really love and that gives me great satisfaction is....garbage day!  Where we live, collection is every two weeks.  I have an orderly storage of returnables, paper recycling, plastic, glass and metals, and landfill.  There is also a green bin for compost.  I like to have every bit of garbage in the house out the door on garbage day and the green bin filled (I am often out doing last minute trimming in the yard as the garbage truck arrives!). We try to minimize the garbage going to the landfill - our best record was 1/2 a grocery bag for two weeks for our family of three.

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Re: Does anyone else love consuming?
« Reply #65 on: July 14, 2017, 09:31:30 PM »
ha, I am same same, Brenda in NS! I get so excited about getting stuff gone from the fridge, and also about recycling/compost/garbage pick up. I realized I was too excited about the latter when I almost planned my next trip so I wouldn't miss it by a day. Er...

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Re: Does anyone else love consuming?
« Reply #66 on: July 16, 2017, 10:24:46 PM »
I know it sounds terrible, but I get a giddy sense of completion every time I finish off a pack of toilet paper, garbage bags, soap, or any other staple that I consider a necessary evil of modern society (usually purchased from costco).  Like yeah, I know we "don't really need toilet paper," but for some reason these consumer goods measure the passage of time in my life.  Likewise, for some reason I feel a nonsensical sense of accomplishment when I pay my mortgage, phone bill, or complete another year at work.  Every time I celebrate an anniversary at my job,  I should actually be sad that another year of my life has passed without living it to its fullest.  Instead, I get a type-A personality, gamified, sense that I've achieved some kind of merit badge for having simply lasted 5 years or whatever.

Now, this doesn't mean I purposely try to use more coffee filters in order to finish off my 400-filter pack.  But does anyone else get this feeling, or is it just me?

There are dozens of us!

I feel incredibly satisfied when I finish off products, especially if it is something that won't be replaced.

I adore those little jobs that some people detest. The admin at my work has certain responsibilities to do with mail which she puts off and puts off. But it's such a a basic task and you do it and then you get that sense of satisfaction... why would you put it off???

I'd never viewed as gamifying life but you're right. I create these micro levels for myself so I feel like I've achieved something. (Note: am functional human being with reasonably successful career, etc, but there are those achievements and then there is the joy that comes from finishing off a 5kg box of washing powder.)

My MiL is like this with garbage day. Repeatedly tells me how much she loves getting rid of it all. I'm a bit immune to that because I live in an apartment building, garbage is collected twice or three times a week, and I don't have to take the bins out.