Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Awhile back, I posted that I didn’t like to waste anything, so I would take the little shampoos from my hotel rooms after I used them rather than have the cleaning staff throw them away.

Well, a friend of mine turned me on to an even better idea.

Her mom stays in lots of hotels, too. She collects all the shampoos, body lotions, little soapies and then donates them all to a local women’s shelter.

I am SO going to start doing that.

Better yet, I can bring my own shampoo and liquid soap along in 3-oz. containers and, that way, I won’t even be using the hotel’s soap and shampoo. That’ll make my donations even bigger.

I love this idea because, in my opinion, 95 percent of business travel is the epitome of evil capitalism. And I have to stay in hotels a LOT.

So, I might as well utilize this activity to help out a women’s shelter. (I mention women’s shelters because hotels often supply body lotions, hand moisturizers and sometimes even feminine hoo-hoo items). So, it might as well all go to a women’s shelter.

Isn’t that just the greatest idea EVER? It warms the cockles of my socialist, steal-from-the-rich-give-to-the-poor heart.

Here’s my little collection so far. Soon, I'll have a big box to donate. (I have to go to Springfield next week. Again.)
Oh, and to make myself sound even MORE holier-than-thou, please know that I always leave the cleaning staff a nice tip out of my own pocket. They work their tails off for a paltry wage and deserve it more than anyone.

I want a bumper sticker that says WWHD (What Would Hillary Do?)


At 5:54 PM , Blogger Lorraine said...

Hillary would keep the products.

At 12:42 AM , Blogger Kimberly Ann said...

Snaps on donating the lotions and potions. My own personal thing is WWJD - what would June (Cleaver) Do. Maybe she'd donate her string of pearls.


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