organizing freebies

A Blogger’s Confession: Hi – I’m Becky, I’m a Freebie-aholic…

Freebies
Yes.. it’s a serious condition. If you’re following this blog – you may be one too.

We sign up for freebies, we want to try them – we want to use them – but mostly because they’re free! What do we do? We throw them in a box, or throw them in a drawer and they pile up.

Yes, we had the best intentions to use them ¬†– but if we can’t find them how much good are they doing us? Yes, we all love getting that extra goodie in the mail – but if we’re not using it what’s the point of getting it?

Freebies Organized

We had a lot of discussions about this in our house lately. “Why aren’t you using your freebies”

“I can’t find them!”

“Why not?”

“They’re in the pile of doom…”

Yes.. a pile of doom – of freebies! What can you do about it? I’ve been on a big organization kick around our house. And that pile of goodies was just glaring at me.

Last night I found the solution I had been looking for. And guess what – it was all things I had found on sale! Check out the Sterilite 3 Drawer System on casters (I never put the casters on the system). I got it on sale this week at Target for $10.99!!! Inside, I used organizer bins I found a couple weeks ago at Staples for $1 each. I have used baskets like these all over the house, that I’ve gotten at Dollar General 2/$1.39! They are a great method to keep things neat around our house.

In each drawer I put 2 of the baskets – the top drawer has beauty and nail products, the middle drawer – hair and body products and the bottom drawer – medicine and household products. All edible products went right into the cupboard and laundry products went to the basement.

Yes, not everything fits in the drawers, and I have some random weird bits from trade shows or weddings. But It is all neat, I can open my freebie – clip that bonus coupon and put the goodie in the right bin. That way when I need some lotion, or want to try a new hair product – I can go to the right bin and find it.

So, do I have to give up on my freebie obsession? No ūüôā – Instead I’ll continue getting all the goodies I want, love and enjoy. It’s an addiction – but as long as we keep it under control it wont get out of hand.

How do you keep your freebie obsession under control?

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Becky

Owner and Editor at Week99er
Becky is Content Creator in metro-Detroit. She is also an interior designer, a former adjunct professor, a gluten free foodie, and world traveler. Week99er is a lifestyle site featuring real life reviews of the latest in entertainment, technology, travel destinations and even set visits. Her Youtube channel gives in depth reviews and travel videos. Contact her at [email protected]

1 thought on “A Blogger’s Confession: Hi – I’m Becky, I’m a Freebie-aholic…

  1. I am trying to do the same with MINE!! I have one of these storage bins too for my freebies & actually many throughout the house, with kids toys in them, too!

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