Friday, August 21, 2015
#samplesept Project Intro!
I am starting #samplesept (Sample September) on Instagram. I am inviting all who want to join me! The plan is to use as many of my samples as I can during the month of September. The focus for the month will be on all the foil packets I have laying around that I rarely pull out to use. I will be updating my progress with empties on Instagram. I will probably also do a wrap up post here on the blog at the end of the month. I would love to have you join in!
I thought I would organize all my samples and get some totals to start the month. I throw all my sample packets into a basket under my sink. It is a big mess and I never look through it to find anything to use.
I sorted all of my samples by category (face, shampoo, conditioner, other hair stuff, body care, and makeup). I totaled each category and put all the samples into a plastic baggie.
Finally, I put all the baggies back into the basket together. They stand up nicely now and I can pull from each category as I use up the previous sample.
Because I am a bit crazy about lists and organizing, I have created a notebook for this project. It has my starting totals for each category. I also listed the samples I have for each category. That way, I can cross them off as I go through the month and keep track of how many I use up.
I am undecided about including perfume samples in this only because I have a few perfumes I am trying to use up in 12 Empties of Christmas. I think I will have enough time to finish them in October, November, and December so I'm leaning towards trying to use up perfume samples too. I'd also like a new perfume for Christmas so I want to find a scent I really like before then.
My totals to start September 1st:
Face - 19
Shampoo - 6
Conditioner - 6
Hair Stuff (mostly masks) - 7
Body Care - 5
Makeup - 7
Total of All: 66
Let me know if you will join in and if you will be posting anywhere on social media so I can follow along with your progress!