It’s Time To Break Up—With Subscription Services

As many of you know, I have been doing a series about purging, cleaning out my apartment and organizing. Thanks to Amazon, I was able to get new shelving for my non-perishable food, winter clothes and the like. I even finally have a place for toiletries and towels. The best part, it all cost me very little money and I can actually move around my apartment.

However, I will be posting more about that later and hopefully have an idea on how to make this all up to my poor garbage man, who has to deal with this purge. (Although, I’m sure I am not the first or last person to do this kind of purging, so I don’t feel THAT guilty.)

Anyway, the purpose of this post is purging in other areas—-those subscription services! I admit, I love these services, especially when it comes to beauty products. I’ve belonged to several of these and loved getting to try different products. However, the downside of this  is the fact that it costs me money I shouldn’t always be spending, products go unused and of course, there is more clutter.

As I was going through my toiletries recently, I realized that I ended up inundated with stuff that either went unused, I held onto for no apparent reason and stuff that got pushed to the side due to new things coming in. This caused more frustration, clutter and losing of things I actually do like. In order to break this vicious cycle, I realized there was one thing to do….break up with these companies!

While it was a bit sad for me to end my ‘relationship’ with these companies, especially since one of them stocks my favorite skincare products, but it was something I had to do. I had to tell myself that at this point, I have enough stuff and do not need anything else.

I also had to remind myself that while it is lovely to try new things, it was very rare that I ended up using said products. I would either try it once and forget about it, realize it wasn’t a good fit and either pass it on to a friend or toss it into a drawer, where it spent months collecting dust…or worse, leaking all over the place.

As for the place that stocks my favorite products, the truth is that the products will always be there, I just won’t get the discount from the subscription service. While it was nice to save a bit of money, I was required to purchase a certain amount for the program every 60-90 days. When I did the math, I really wasn’t saving that much money. This made the decision to cancel a bit easier and also gave me the freedom to buy things ONLY WHEN I NEED IT.

Breaking up may be hard to do, but in this case, it allowed me to save money and get rid of clutter, therefore making it easier in the long run.

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