A couple of years ago I was reading an online forum and found someone had written that a roll of glad wrap (cling film) lasts them nearly a year. I scoffed, and wrote the date on the next roll I started.
I finished it 14 months later.
Since then I’ve become more mindful about how long things do last us. Dishwasher powder and dishwashing liquid each last two months. So does a 500mL bottle of olive oil. A stick of deodorant lasts me four of five months, and shampoo and conditioner lasts longer.
As it turns out I don’t need to buy bulk items, or jump on buy-two-and-save deals. Just what we need. Not having to find space to store the extras is better than the money saved.