As someone with 4 bottles of Visine...
Me, I'm gonna go sort toothpaste now.
Wow, you really do have a lot more time on your hands now.
I noticed that they were both half-empty so poured them both together and discarded one.
One of the great minor satisfactions in life, what?
There's a tube of toothpaste in each bathroom of my house. That in itself is not so surprising. There is also a nearly-full tube of toothpaste on my living room floor. I rather enjoy having it there.
I'm betting you winced slightly at the last sentence.
A little, but more with perplexity than horror.
Sounds like my mother's house... she specializes in having several half-empty containers of whatever. Her fridge would probably give you nightmares (I know it does me).
I have so little space here that I tend not to do that -- two bottles of mouthwash would overcrowd my bathroom sink vanity. What I tend to accumulate is magazines. I'll bring one into my bedroom to read in bed, then the next night another and before I know it, there are ten half-read magazines piled up.
I am appallingly bad at keeping a fridge. It is one of my great downfalls. I would never judge based on fridge.
Yeah, the magazine detritis is another matter entirely.
If they'd been on the counter, the insanity would have stopped long ago. In the drawer, however, they escaped attention.
I have my toothpaste and Maria has hers. Somehow I'm less than halfway done by the time she needs a new tube! That's not to say that I don't brush, because I do, just about as often as she does (I work at home, maybe I miss a morning here or there), but she squeezes from the middle! Gah! I hate that to the point where I have a tube squeezy thing that pushes it all up and makes sure that you use everything.
I guess I'm just saying that I understand where you're coming from, and don't worry, I'd probably be bothered by it even more than you are. :)
Using large amounts of toothpaste is unnecessary, and squeezing in the middle is a sin!
That is how at least one of them ended up in there.
This happens to us with bottles of corn syrup. We don't use it very often, so we'll be planning to make caramel corn or something, and first of all, we can't remember whether we still have any corn syrup left from the last time, and secondly, we can't find any during a quick search of the cupboard. So we buy more, but it never takes a whole bottle.
Then every once in a while, we'll be looking through the back of our cupboard for something, and we'll encounter anywhere between 2 and 5 slightly-less-than-half-full bottles of corn syrup.
Yeah, we went through a phase where every time we went to the store we bought butter because we thought we were out. 5 pounds of butter later, we finally stopped.
Now we're out of butter.
Today on House Elves Gone Wild - the case of the multiple toothpastes... ;)
clearly u need a toothpaste rack
No! No more crap in the house!!!!
Toothpaste fairies do exist, toothpaste fairies do exist.
2006-09-03 08:48 pm (UTC)
It's a tough thing to balance... in the land of toiletries, one either has surplus or deficit... I'd rather have too many tubes than none... and that goes for rolls of toilet paper as well!! ;)
Oh, but we have plenty! We buy it at Costco, and always have it on hand.
In the linen closet. Awaiting the tube before it to be finished.
(Same with toilet paper; I am anal about this stuff.)