A couple of years ago someone bought me an a very expensive looking Jo Malone candle in my favourite scent and I loved it. I actually loved it that much that I didn’t open it as I didn’t want to ‘waste’ it. 😉
The candle sat, still in it’s wrapper in my little ensuite bathroom where I eventually kind of just forgot it was there because it was like part of the furniture in there. Until a couple of weeks ago when I was giving the bathroom a mini makeover and I noticed the wrapper had gotten dusty so I actually got my damp microfibre cloth and dusted the box!!!
Mid way through this dusting, I realised how silly it was that I’d never even smelt the candle because I didn’t just want to waste it by burning it for no reason at all. I decided to go wild and open the box and you know what, the candle barely smelt of anything. It had been sat there for that long looking pretty and gathering dust that it’s beautiful scent had all but gone!
When I think about it, I have other things that I just use for ‘best’ so my ‘couple of months into the year’ resolution is going to be to start using my good stuff more.
Miss Frugal is the same with her Lush bath bomb collection – she spends ages choosing herself a new one to treat herself to with her pocketmoney and then gets it home and puts it into her bath bomb box where it will stay until she can bring herself to use it. She still has ones in there from Christmas 2015 so they’ll be well past their best by now but she won’t use them because she’s quite happy just to know she has them in her collection. I’ve tried to persuade her to take a leaf out of my book and start using them but she’s having none of it!
What about you, what do you have that you save for best?
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