At the weekend I got the last of the shampoo bottle stash out of the cupboard in the bathroom and added it to the then half empty dispenser bottle ... it's filled it up almost to the top.
Of course I then left the new bottle upside down and we have been using the dregs of it up since then, it's now Wednesday and I think there is enough for one more days hair washing ... it's a good job we both have short hair. It will be interesting to see how long the shampoo that is in the dispenser will last us until I have to relent and buy some more. I've never let it run right down before.
There have been some other 'lasts' over the past few days too. For instance all the quinoa is now gone, and although I will buy some more for the jar eventually there is no rush. Not having any means that other grains can be used in it's place. It's oh so easy to add something to your shopping list the minute you get to the end or near to the end of a product, I want this year to be the one that makes me think twice and look for alternatives before dashing out to keep every jar on the shelves filled with the same products that get used regularly while other jars sit there permanently full of things we don't seem to use very often.
And that's what this year is all about seeing what we do need and what we don't and adapting our shopping habits accordingly.
Today is a No Spend Day
and I will Make It Through May