A few years ago, one of our members (Merit Award Winner JohnnieGold) here embarked on a fantastic, ongoing journey to work through his soap collection 1 product at a time. The thread is called “My Guess…3017.” His goal was (and still is) to work through his collection 1 soap at a time, and in doing so, learn the properties of each soap through and through, and determine which were worthy of repurchase (and a lifelong spot in his rotation). This is HIGHLY recommended reading…pour yourself a drink one night and read it cover to cover…it’s over 80 pages (currently) of soap-destroying goodness.
The thread has its regulars…brave souls who valiantly forge forward and fight the good fight despite having countless soaps in the cabinet crying out for attention. It also has its share of member who, like myself, loved the idea of soap monogamy…but not necessarily the reality. The reality being that killing a soap exclusively is hard work (I’ve know, I’ve had only one success, despite posting in that thread three times that I was back for yet another try).
That thread taught me that I really do enjoy soap monogamy…for limited period of time. Also, since my den is full of stuff that I really do love, I don’t necessarily want to kill them off, or wait too long before using a different one again. However, I really do want to start seriously denting some of them.
That’s where this thread comes in. Each month, I’m going to pull a different soap out of the cabinet, and use it exclusively for 30 days (approximately). I believe that over the course of 30 days, one can learn a lot about a particular soap, and put a rather nice dent in the middle of it.
For those of you interested in doing the same with your collection, feel free to join in! This is sort of like…3017-Lite. And hey, if you find yourself wanting to go the whole nine and kill the puck after 30 days, JohnnieGold’s thread will still be around to welcome you to the fold.
Welcome, one and all, to “30 Days Of…”