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Friday, 8 July 2016

Using The Last Drop

I love using the last drop of shampoo
It's #FinishItFriday where I admit to yet another project that needs to be completed.

The goal of Finish It Friday is to make progress toward finishing UFO's (unfinished objects) by working on it today. 

Perhaps I'll inspire you to pick up your own UFO and make some progress too!

Using the last drop - a decluttering project

This weeks Finish It Friday project has taken all year.
At the beginning of the year I decided I needed to declutter the unused shampoo bottles that had been accumulating in the cupboard. For whatever reason I didn't like any of them but kept them as 'backups' incase I ran out of shampoo. Rather then discard them I decided to use them.

I'm the only person that uses shampoo in my house because hubby crops his hair and dogs have their own special hair shampoo, so even a few bottles took a while to get through.

I washed my hair this morning and used the last little bit in this bottle. The very last bottle of shampoo that doesn't work for my hair.

I LOVE using the last little bit up of something. I'm not sure why but there is something really satisfying about emptying a container. How many back-up bottles of shampoo are in your cupboard?

I keep wanting this shampoo to work for me because it comes in the big 1 litre bottles and is budget friendly, but it just doesn't. I think I've tried all the different formulations and my hair ends up dull and frizz prone so sadly this is goodbye.

And just in case you're wondering about conditioner, well I seem to go through it much faster so it's long gone.

I LOVE using the last little bit up of something. I'm not sure why but there is something really satisfying about emptying a container. How many back-up bottles of shampoo are in your cupboard?

Project started:

January 2016

Last worked on the project:

Today

Still to do:

  • recycle the container

Finish It Friday


Update on Tunisian Crochet Entrelac Squares


Entrelac squares in the same colours. Left: started with Red yarn, Right: started with black yarn

Last week I got as far as frogging the edges, yesterday I hunted down the tutorial and I started in on the second square. I finished it just before heading off to bed. This morning I wove all the end in before I took photos. The squares would really benefit from blocking as well.

On the left is the first square which I started using the red yarn, and on the right is the second square, which I started using the black yarn. I can see a real improvement in my crochet since the first one was made.

Was there progress?

YES. A whole second square and all the ends woven in.

Did I enjoy working on it?

YES. I sure did, accept for when I had to frog and redo a whole row because I made a mistake.

Will I continue to work on it?

YES. I am still undecided as to what to do with these squares. I might make more squares in different yarns and turn them into an afghan or I might still go with the little bag idea.

Verdict: 
 Finish
 Frog
 Throw

See previous Finish It Friday projects.

17 comments:

  1. If it doesn't work for you, I would get rid of it. But that's me. I love the second square where black is the background and red is the accent. Good luck with the squares; can't wait to see what they become.

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    1. I don't like to be wasteful and I do tend to forget to buy a new bottle when I need it so keeping them used to make sense. Now I've got a favourite brand I'll be sticking to it. That second square with the black edging is my favourite too.

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  2. a combination of two complementary colors so it looks beautiful and contrast.

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    1. The colours do work well together.

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  3. Great idea to use up all of those products that have a few last drops in them! I have a few pieces of artwork I need to finish too, and I got your link, so I'll try to join in at some point in the future - work is very busy at the moment, so I'm taking a mini blog break this week, but I will definitely join in soon! - Tasha

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    1. I'd love to have you join in. I want to know I'm not the only person with UFO's ;o)

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  4. We have tons of shampoo and conditioner stockpiled. I coupon so I just get it whenever it's free and keep it (with 8 people in our family it doesn't last as long as I think it will, though!)

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    1. Couponing isn't really a thing here, we follow the 'sale' signs instead.

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  5. Good going, Stella!! (I would have cheated!!)

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    1. I was tempted, but our budget has been tight so I took the challenge.

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  6. I'm apparently different, those kind of things I buy only when I need it. But... I still have shampoos stockpiled in my bathroom and conditioners. That's because when there is that small amount left that refuses to come out of the bottle, I leave it there waiting. Waiting for that? No idea. Maybe that one day I position it upside down so everything would come out easier? If I did, my family probably turns it around anyway. Then I leave it again because can't throw it away as it still has something inside! Then when I got tired of the bottles, I add bit of water to get everything out and be happy because I can clean one bottle out of the shelf. And wonder why I didn't do that sooner. :D And then with the next bottle... I do the same thing. :D

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    1. I mostly only buy when I need it, but if I like to try new things so when it doesn't work out I buy another and put the one I didn't like away for just in case. Why do we do these things? If it helps any your supposed to add a bit of water to your shampoo before you apply it to your hair to get it to work through easier and to use less. I do this every time I wash my hair now and I love it! My thick hair can be really hard to get all soaped up.

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  7. Hi Stella, I used to be able to pass any shampoo I didn't like to the children, but my daughter has similar hair to me and is at an age when she wants it tamed, so I do buy shampoo carefully. As for conditioner? I recon we use three bottles to one bottle of shampoo!

    I like your crochet squares. Maybe good for a throw?

    xx

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    1. I use maybe 2 and half bottles to one. Why don't they just make the bottles in size that work as pairs? It would make shopping much easier.

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  8. Hi Stella. I don't stock pile. I buy one bottle of shampoo shortly after running out. I always use it up to the last drop. Same with dish soap and laundry detergent. Add a little water and swish it around to get every bit of soap out.

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    1. So do you try new brands? That's how my 'stock pile' happened. Trying new brands that didn't work out for me. I do the swish around too :o)

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  9. Hi Stella. I don't stock pile. I buy one bottle of shampoo shortly after running out. I always use it up to the last drop. Same with dish soap and laundry detergent. Add a little water and swish it around to get every bit of soap out.

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