Do you have anything that you treasure so much and wish to keep forever?

Malaysia
June 7, 2008 12:27am CST
I have this habit or is it a compulsive behaviour..lol that I would make sure whatever things that I am using has completely finished. Or I will snip the end of the tube to double check ( e.g facial cream, tooth paste ) and if there is still remainders, I will tend to use up the very bit of it. A couple of months ago, I bought a facial cleanser that has a nano tech property and it only needs a tiny bit ( a pea size ) and mix with water it will foam generously. Since I like it so much I wish it will never finish and last forever :) I try to use it sparingly and whenever I use it, I make sure it's only that tiny little bit for foaming and no one else can use it too . And now , it;s reaching towards the end and I have been thinking of opening up the container to reach the very last bit of it. But the problem is the container is not made to be opened up..lol So do you some thing that you like and do go through the same situation like me :)
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• United States
7 Jun 08
That's so funny you do the same thing as me. I'm a frugal person by nature and don't like to let anything go to waste, especially beauty supplies. If I have a favorite eye cream, then I'll snip the end and stick my finger all the way into the tube to scrape out the last bit. I swear, I do that all the time. I like your attitude. It's not a bad thing to do. I'm sure you get some critisizm for being frugal and maybe you don't do it to save money. But, that's one of the good side effects of using something up. As you say, though, sometimes I wish that I could have my cake and eat it, too. Keep the cream, but then use it up, too. But, then it's gone and it's expensive to replace. No fun! Be well.
• Malaysia
8 Jun 08
Hie beautyqueen26, thank you for your comment. I don't think I'm too frugal...lol as I usually do that to certain things I like only. While on things that I don't normally use, I tend to forget that I have bought them and sometimes it get wasted without being noticed. I know that's wasteful and not a good thing to do. Well! It's a fact things are suppose to be used and eventually it will finish and I will have to replace them or I would never know when will me my next time I could have fun in using them again or perhaps none. Have fun and Happy posting!
• United States
8 Jul 08
Thanks for your comments and for best response!
• Malaysia
8 Jul 08
You are welcome and happy posting!
@momalisa65 (1985)
• United States
7 Jun 08
Yes! I was just telling my friend yesterday how I do something like that! For me, I think it is anxiety that I will not have enough money to buy more later. For example, my friend's mother is a dietician and I go to her to get consultation on nutrition and vitamins. Something came up that she asked me if I had any Magnesium tablets. I said Yes. She asked where I got them. I said "From YOU about a year ago!" She asked why I hadn't finished taking them, and I said that it was getting near the end of the bottle and I was afraid to finish them becasue I didn't know if I'd have money to get more! Isn't that strange? What's the difference if I used the last 5 pills and didn't have anymore, OR if I left the last 5 pills there and didn't take them anyway?? Another thing is body creams and scented powder and perfumes. I have so many that are not empty but I won't finish them, and I won't throw them away either. I know it must have something to do with being afraid I won't be able to get more. It's understandable when an item is discontinued and I love the smell of it and want to keep it, but that is not the case with everything. How about you? Do you find yourself short on money most of the time and only have enough for the necessities and when you get something special you feel the need to make it last forever?
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• Malaysia
7 Jun 08
Hie Momalisa, looks like I am not the only one...lol. The thought of taking vitamins always makes me think of medication and that I am not well. I do feel the pinch especially nowadays as I am not working for a couple of months already. Everything that I am using now seem so precious than ever before and keep wishing I don't have to replace it. Apparently I tend to appreciate more on what I have at the moment, even the ones I didn't like before. But I do save certain things for special occasions only or once awhile pamper myself like massages, hair treatment, sort of giving myself a treat. But since I am running short of income, I had to withhold my usual 'treats' and I will stick to something less expensive - Ice creams..lol Thank you for sharing and happy posting!
@chiyosan (30204)
• Philippines
7 Jun 08
I have my memories that i treasure so much. There are material things too but i will treasure my loved ones more than these things. when i die one day, i will not be able to bring them with me, right... but if am a better person, loving someone and my doings have changed a person's life... it will be more meaningful.
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• Malaysia
7 Jun 08
Hie Chiyosan, thank you for the response. I too cherish my memories more than material stuffs. And like what 'drowninghavoc ' said it is through our memories that taught us to become wiser to be what we are today. And I am sure we are better person than were before. Wish more good memories and happy posting!
• United States
7 Jun 08
Well, my answer isn't quite like yours, lol. That's interesting, though. I guess I would only treasure my memories. They have made me who I am today. I like looking back at the few good things that made me happy. And I can only hope that the bad memories will go away someday and be replaced with more good ones.
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• Malaysia
7 Jun 08
Hie xdrowninghavocx, thank you for the respond and be not like me...lol. I too cherish the good memories and hope for more to come. Keep the good and throw the bad ones away , right :)But sometimes the bad memories of things happened is beyond our control and like what you have said - made us what we are today and for the better.
• Philippines
7 Jun 08
My life! Plain and simple(^^,)