It’s that time of year you want to throw open your closet doors and clear the sucker out. Get rid of the old crap and see the back wall for once. Only problem is, eventually, you’ll probably refill it, right?
I just read a book on the “new minimalists,” guys who’ve discovered less is more, etc. They emptied out their closets, so to speak, both literally and metaphorically, and they’re never filling them up again. They claim this will make them happier and more creative, but they’re barely thirty, so I’ll wait for the ten-year update. (The book, Everything That Remains, was pretty good. I reviewed it here.)
After I finished it, I went and cleaned out my closet, getting rid of about 20% of the stuff that I feel guilty about never wearing. Along with my new mission to go silver, I’m going to dress more simply, too.
While I was cleaning and fussing, I came up with a solution for an admittedly very small problem. But still, it’s pretty clever, so I share it with you here. Because I never want you to leave empty-handed.
Do you ever wonder what to do with leftover soap bars, when they’re too small to use but too nice to pitch?
You know how it goes. They’re more of a pain than anything else, but still smell like that time you went to the beach with your sweetie and there was this cute gift shop where you bought them? Well, you don’t have to throw that skinny thing away.
Just bag it, using one of those little cloth bags they gave you the last time you bought a pair of glorified gift-shop earrings. Then break it into pieces and hang it in the shower.
Here’s what you get:
- A pretty, fragrant way to use your specialty soaps right down to nothing. How frugal of you.
- The bag imparts a loofah effect, resulting in smoother skin.
- When you exfoliate in this way, it increases the effectiveness of any follow-up skin product you might use.
Smart, eh? Thanks to the nice lady at Michael’s for this crafty idea.
What clever thing did you discover, concoct, or invent recently?