Sunday, December 06, 2015

The Sample Cabinet


I get asked a lot what I do with all the free samples and free products that I get. If you're new to my blog, I post a picture every Friday of the free things that I got that week. So I thought I would show you where some *or most* of the free things that I get end up. My White Cabinet that's in my bathroom. It has 5 shelves and is a floor shelf, meaning it's a free standing cabinet. The first picture is of the first three shelves. 

Everything in this cabinet I've gotten for free or for really cheap in the Walmart box which is only $5 or the Target Box which is just $7. But most of these little samples size bottles came free or I won them. That middle shelf holds most of the tiny sample size bottles. 


This picture is of the 2 bottom shelves. It has the extra sample size bottles of deodorant, the little pouches have some of the other sample envelopes. There's also a baggie filled with sample envelopes of toothpaste and toothbrushes. 


This is clearer picture of the middle shelf, It's filled with tiny bottles and a few full size bottles that I got for free of nearly free. I just gave my daughter a box of samples and odds and ends of things that I'd gotten for free. If I can't use it I know she will. 

Last month I also made a gift bag of samples mostly toiletries like shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste and lotion for the woman who moved in 3 doors down from me because she moved in with just 3 bags of clothes. No furniture or anything. The manager actually gave her a bed, chair, couch and cooking pans and plates that other residents had left behind when they moved out. When the manager told some of the resident she could really use some extra stuff a lot of people around here brought her some stuff. It was really nice to see. 

So now you know what I do with all those free and nearly free samples that I get. 

20 comments:

  1. A great thing for all to do for her indeed, never know when your free stash will come in handy.

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    1. She was very happy to get it.

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  2. Nice! Looks like some good stuff in there. I have a box for mine and the things I probably won't use go to the USO since we have about 400,000 people through there each year and someone is always needing something. :D

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  3. That's nice of you! Yup, we can always donate the stuff we don't need or use, there's always somebody out there who can better appreciate them

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    1. I've done it several times and they are always very appreciative.

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  4. That's interesting to see where you store all the free and cheap samples you got and I am still amazed at how many free or cheap products you get. That's so nice you gave some of them away to your new neighbour, I am sure she appreciated it.

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    1. I'm amazed at times too. There are so many to choose from. I don't even go after all that are available because if I can't use them I don't usually go after them.

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  5. That's really nice that all of you went in together to help the new person in your apartment out. It is great hearing things like that when we keep hearing horrible things all the time in the media. It reminds us that there is still humanity left in people.

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    1. I was happy to see others helping her too. It was nice.

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  6. So wonderful you used some to help out your neighbor and your landlord sounds delightful!

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    1. The landlord has her moments.

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  7. Small sizes like this are always handy for handbags or for traveling too.

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  8. Isn't that something! Well, good for you, Mary.

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  9. It's so neat to see everything all in one place to you can appreciate all the hard work associated with getting freebies, and you have some cool stuff! Awesome post! Hugs...RO

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    1. Thanks! It's nice to be able to find it all.

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  10. A great thing to do. I know that women's shelters usually like getting the small sample toiletries.

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    1. Definitely and I've given to those too.

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