This year I am instituting a No Buy policy on body care items. A No Buy is simply a period where you decide that you will not buy any of a particular item. Keep reading for more details.

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Last year I went really crazy with buying body care items. This included things like lotions, creams, shower gels, and hand soaps. This year I plan on NOT buying any of these items because I have enough to last me a few months.

What do I have?

I currently have the following items in my stash:

7 creams

1  lotion

7 hand soaps

5 shower gels

These items were all bought on sale or with a coupon. 

To hold myself accountable I will continue to post the items I use up in the Shrink My Stash Goals posts that I do at the start of each month. I know I can quickly get through the hand soaps because from past experience I go through about one per month in my bathroom.

The soap in the kitchen takes longer to go through since I always wash my hands with dish washing liquid. This is a holdover behavior from when I did not have a separate hand soap in the kitchen. Because of this I would simply use dish washing liquid to wash my hands all the time.

It takes me a bit longer than one month to go through the other items. At this rate it means that I should NOT be buying any items between now and July.

Let’s see if I can resist the urge!!!!