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Riddle: What is smaller than the palm of your hand but takes up an entire closet?
Answer: Travel sizes!
The allure of travel sizes is unmistakable. They are cute. They are novel. They are pretty. They are often free. They are within the TSA guidelines. But they are also deadly to your plan of having an organized home.
Here are nine reasons you should not succumb to the allure of the miniature toiletries:
1. Travel sizes are different. They aren’t the same as your favorite personal care products. You know, the ones you are used to using, out of habit. And because they are different, unusual, you won’t remember to reach for them. Which means they will languish, unused, in your linen closet.
4. They may be irritating. Because they aren’t your usual, you may not find out until too late that the rosemary and coco combination that sounded so great isn’t so good for you.
6. Do more good. Some people stockpile travel sizes with the idea of passing them to charitable groups or shelters. This is laudable, but unless you have actually delivered a batch of goodies to your local shelter in the last year, you’d be doing more good by sending a check in any denomination to your local charity.
9. Uncategorized stuff is just clutter. If you don’t know where you would store it, then it’s going to take up space you don’t have in your closet, on your dresser, or on the counter.
Read the rest of this article, originally posted on AboutOne on 10/1/12.
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