At the beginning of August, I created a basket that contained all beauty products that I wanted to finish up in the month of August. Here is a link to the original post. I kept the basket in the bathroom, in an area that made it within arms reach.
Beauty Basket - Before
It proved to be a huge success! I finished all but one product. Products that I had been working on finishing for months or even years were used up this month because of the basket. Before I created the basket, these items ended up being used only occasionally, on rotation with other products and much of the time they were forgotten about.
Many of the items in the basket were expired or about to expire, so I wanted to get through them and not waste them.
Beauty Basket - After
List of products:
1. Earth Science Clarifying Facial Wash- FINISHED
Repurchase- probably not
2. Live Clean Exotic Nectar Body Lotion- FINISHED
3. Jason Healthy Mouth Mouth Wash- FINISHED
Repurchase- Already replaced
4. Pure + Simple Sensitive Skin Exfoliant + Face Mask- FINISHED
5. Pure + Simple Lactic Acid- FINISHED
6. TheraNeem Neem Oil- NOT FINISHED
7. Amika Dry Shampoo- FINISHED
I finished 6 out of 7 products thanks to the #useitorloseit basket (as I like to call it).
I will definitely be creating another basket full of products that I'd like to finish up. It really helps me focus on those products rather than rotating through all of my products and rarely finishing anything.
I highly recommend that you try this method if you also have products that you'd like to finish up.
I also have some other makeup products that I am trying to finish up, but I didn't include them in the basket as I keep those items in another room where I do my makeup.
Have you tried creating a Monthly Use It Or Lose It Beauty Basket?