Make the world go away - get it off my shoulders!

What is your opinion on fine shaving creams and hard soaps? Do you like Trumpers, Coates, Taylors, Truefitt & Hill? Post your reviews and opinions here!
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I used to shave every day and had enough soap and cream to last me until I officially retire from wet shaving and depend on a boring electric razor. Imagine that! Plans are destined to change, and so did I. Now I only shave every other day, 183 days per year instead of 365. (Thank goodness I learned arithmetic when I was in Mrs. Brown's first grade class.)

Fast forward to the present. I now have twice as many fungibles as I can ever use at this reduced rate of consumption. My dilemma will be very simple to resolve. I just get rid of half of my stuff. I can (a) ignore it and make believe it doesn't exist; (b) throw it away; (c) give it away; or (d) sell it. I've got 40 used and unused soaps and creams, twenty of which will disappear. This is going to be fun, especially when it's all gone (and/or forgotten).

What's my plan? Don't have a clue. All I know is I'll probably go with the fastest and most simple solution I can think of. Those who know me will tell you I will NOT profit from it. I don't have any junk.
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Good luck, Gary, in deciding which soaps go and which stay.😅
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It sounds like a not unpleasant dilemma, and one I too may be facing sometime soon. Good luck, and have fun.
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dont give anything away....6 months from now you might need it :D :D :D :D

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Discarded --- 9.
In "The Box" pending eminent relocation - means of distribution currently undecided --- 11.

Edit: Discarded - 10
Awaiting disbursement - 10
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fallingwickets wrote: Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:37 pm dont give anything away....6 months from now you might need it :D :D :D :D

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Six years maybe! :D
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Gary, an admirable goal. I have gone through some bouts of reduction, but after a buying spree that I'm choosing to blame on being stuck at home during Covid-19's reign :oops: :D , I'm back to too much stuff here. I hope you are able to find good homes for what remains.
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Gary, I'm in a similar situation, in that I have more blades than I can use in my lifetime, and possibly more soap, as well. I'm not looking to thin these items out quite yet, however.

What I do wonder about is what I will do with my vintage razors (less interest in them now) and extra brushes.
(I have this issue with a lot of my treasures that are of little interest to younger potential heirs: fountain pens, film cameras, antique pocket watches, etc.)

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Rather than looking a tthese consumable items as a commodity of which you need a certain amount to last a certain time, remeber they also offer variety, the ability to pick and choose on a whim.

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Ha! Great to see you up and at 'em! In my case the chaos of choices is disconcerting. That aspect of the micro-hoarding doesn't give me any pleasure. It just irritates me. Among my existing 20 products, they consist of 7 manufacturers and 17 varieties of scents. I've developed a simple system, and I can tell you exactly which one I'll be using on any random day for the rest of the year. This is a very comforting detail, and one less source of chaos in my universe. 8) I have given myself supreme authority of choice as needed. I can easily walk in and throw one or another in the trash, or buy a new one, as the mood strikes me.
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It appears that I'm just going to ignore the stuff in the box and pretend they don't exist. Meanwhile, I finished off one of the soaps I was keeping, so I reached for the box and found a half-used puck of English Fern tallow soap as a replacement in the top 20. Needless to say I think I was crazy to have considered not keeping it.
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fallingwickets wrote: Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:37 pm dont give anything away....6 months from now you might need it :D :D :D :D

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I have simply taken the approach that once I have used it up, I don't replace it except for MWF and DR Harris Lavender. I still have 8 or 9 soaps and creams.

And yes, I am back -- ish. Don't anyone fall off their chair reading this.

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lovely too see you out and about :D
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Good to see you, Wendell!

Sam, it has been good to see you more, recently, as well!

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jww wrote: Fri May 07, 2021 5:53 am
And yes, I am back -- ish. Don't anyone fall off their chair reading this.

:D
Too Late!!
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Wendell, great to hear from you!

Welcome back!
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Thanks gents!
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CMur12 wrote: Fri May 07, 2021 12:29 pm Good to see you, Wendell!

Sam, it has been good to see you more, recently, as well!

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jww wrote: Fri May 07, 2021 5:53 am I have simply taken the approach that once I have used it up, I don't replace it except for MWF and DR Harris Lavender. I still have 8 or 9 soaps and creams.

And yes, I am back -- ish. Don't anyone fall off their chair reading this.

:D
Wendell, have you found an opportunity to use the most recently reformulated DR Harris Lavender?
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