TToT-Household and Hygiene Products Edition

Since I had to grasp at straws yesterday for FOF, I thought I would do a TToT about household and hygiene products:) I thought it would be a way to keep this fun and new!! And because I don't feel like coming up with 10 new things to be thankful for this week!!
These are my 10 household/hygiene products that I couldn't live without (or at least would find it hard).
1. Toothpaste! Honestly, what would be like without toothpaste? I did try the baking Soda route, and trust me, it is gross. I guess I could live without it, but it would be pretty hard:)
2. Hand Cream. I never used to use it, but lately, I have been using it at least once a day. Love it. I carry the Avon travel size (I have about 4) in my purse, plus I have a few at home that I use. True story.
3. Lip Gloss. Same thing. I have about 5 of these in my purse. I love getting the holiday (Halloween, Christmas, etc) tasting ones. Yummy!
4. Hand Sanitizer. I have the Bath and Body Works brand, and I have about 10 of these. I am trying to use them more, partially because I have so many to use up.
5. Pads/Tampons/Cups. I was reading in a magazine awhile back on how girls in Uganda (and I am sure MANY other parts of the world) don't have access to pads. I can't find the article at the moment, but it is something similar to this. This is something that we women take for granted. We can drive to the corner store and grab one of about 1,000 different kinds of brands. Young girls in Africa don't have access to these, and they often will miss school during their periods. I am so grateful to have FULL ON access to these great products.
6. Toilet Paper. 'Nuff Said.
7. Toothbrushes. Again, something so simple that I am sure most people in third world countries don't have access to.
8. Laundry Detergent. Something so simple and LD is often overlooked in places that have just been through natural disasters. I often think of Tides Loads of Hope (this is the US site, but I am sure there is a Canadian/UK site as well), and all the wonderful things they do for people that have been through floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, etc. As for me, well, it just makes everything smell prettier!
9. Vacuum Cleaner. We may not be the worlds BEST and constant cleaners, but when we do clean, we LOVE (and use) our vacuum. ALL.THE.TIME. We got ours (after the belt went in mine) for about $50 a couple of years ago. Love it.
10. Rubbermaid (or any other type) Bins. I have two that are empty, that should have stuff put in them, but we already have a lot that have stuff stored in them. I think when/if we move next time, we will pack everything in bins.
Linking up with Liz for Ten Things of Thankful!
Happy Saturday!


Zoe Byrd said…
we take soooo much for granted. I remember when my partner and I first me it was his first year in the states... he was Tibetan.. he was downright appalled at the pet food aisle!
Considerer said…
April, this is brilliant :) A completely new way of doing the TToT. Love it :D
I never leave the house without brushing my teeth. I'd be LOST without toothpaste!

I like B&BW hand sanitizers, too. They smell so yummy and so often, public bathroom sinks are more disgusting than the toilets.

It's sad that there are women who don't have access to feminine hygiene products! But the manufacturers of them make me so mad that they charge SO MUCH for them in the stores. They know we have to have them, so the price just goes up and up and up. Kind of like price gouging.

Tide's Loads of Hope came to Joplin after the tornado and was such a lifesaver for so many families.

Great list, April!
Awesome, love it, April! Definitely many things I could not imagine living without. But still, we take them for granted while many people in the world go without.
Clark Farley said…
uh.... yeah, ok! great Post this week I totally identified with you when you said... hey! great Post
Christine said…
I saw an ad for the Tide Loads of Hope trucks once. It is a great idea! Laundry certainly isn't the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a natural disaster, but it should be something that comes soon after food, water, and shelter.
This is a great list. We do take so many things for granted.
Kristi said…
The simple little things do make a huge difference. Thanks for reminding us how fortunate we are to have access to sanitation.
Anonymous said…
It's good to be reminded of all of the things we have and how others do not even have the simple things that we consider are necessities. Love this post!!!
awww...thanks for your kind words, ladies!!! I am glad that everyone liked it. I was wondering if it was a good idea or not:)
icansaymama said…
I am so with you on everything on your list except for lip gloss! What a great idea for a list! :-)

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