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Using Up Abandoned Bottles of Shampoo

Anyone who has caught a glimpse of the bathroom in my apartment has realized that we have an insane amount of crap in the shower. There are a few half-empty bottles of body wash, facial scrub, shampoo, and conditioner that sit there unused and undisturbed, remnants from former roommates and ex-girlfriends. There’s even a mesh sponge with a dead spider in it. Really. You can’t make that shit up. And I’m tired of seeing all these forgotten hygienic products and I’m too cheap to simply throw them away, so I’ve been using them when I shower (not the dead spider sponge, I’m hoping that a houseguest uses that one). Using up abandoned bottles of shampoo might not be ideal, but it’s better than wasting it and dumping it into the garbage. I try to think of them as free samples, not as scavenging. And anything that saves you a few bucks these days can’t be that bad.

Critically Rated at 10/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Broken Showerhead

I have a broken showerhead. It sucks because I rely on showers to wake up in the morning. No showerhead means no shower. The hot water works fine. The bathtub part works fine. But the water refuses to come out of the showerhead. All I get is a trickle and a trickle isn’t enough to do anything. I’ve been resorted to using plastic cups to get clean. I’ll fill up a couple of cups and use it to shampoo my hair and to lather up, then use it to rinse off. It’s not satisfying but it’s effective. I get clean but it’s not enjoyable. And taking a shower is half hygienic and half leisure, so I’m not getting the full experience. It kind of sucks. Actually, it really sucks. I rely on showers. Baths don’t do anything for me and neither do cups of hot water.

Critically Rated at 4/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Getting Every Last Drop From the Bottle

Things cost money and it’s important to get your money’s worth. It doesn’t matter if it’s a bottle of beer, ketchup, shampoo, syrup or whatever… if you paid for it, you should use it all up. Turn the bottle upside down, smack the bottom, do whatever it takes to get every last drop. Some companies want you to do this. These days Heinz even has upside down ketchup bottles with built-in gravity for maximum condiment efficiency. Getting every last drop from the bottle might make you seem frugal, but it’s better to be cheap than wasteful.

Critically Rated at 12/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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