06-24-2020, 08:50 AM
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I was looking at a soap review and some guy said he owned 400+ soaps. Does anyone recall the Collyer brother?

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2078 Fifth Avenue (at 128th st.) brownstone of hoarders Homer Collyer (1881- March 9, 1947) and Langley Collyer (1885- March 9, 1947)

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 06-24-2020, 09:56 AM
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  • MaxP
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The wikipedia article on the Collyer brothers was an interesting read.

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 06-24-2020, 10:05 AM
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I do believe that the best number of soaps/razors/brushes/aftershaves in a collection is n+1, where n is the number of soaps/razors/brushes/aftershaves you have today...

Can't argue with math and science ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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 06-24-2020, 10:41 AM
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  • Nero
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I'm sure I own over 100 (not including backups) and have sold over 1000. What's your point?

good lather has no suds

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 06-24-2020, 10:45 AM
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(06-24-2020, 10:41 AM)Nero Wrote: I'm sure I own over 100 (not including backups) and have sold over 1000. What's your point?

good lather has no suds


All relative. When I got to 45 soaps SWMBO stepped in. Now down to 12.

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 06-24-2020, 10:52 AM
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(06-24-2020, 10:45 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote:
(06-24-2020, 10:41 AM)Nero Wrote: I'm sure I own over 100 (not including backups) and have sold over 1000. What's your point?

good lather has no suds


All relative. When I got to 45 soaps SWMBO stepped in. Now down to 12.
I hear ya.... Every time I do my BST sales I can't wait to get down to a "reasonable" amount. Even considered going to one brand.

Well, things just change Smile

I'm on the up again, ugh !!

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 06-24-2020, 11:39 AM
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  • chazt
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My current rotation includes 12 scented soaps (amazed it’s that many!), 2 unscented soaps and 2 creams. In a box in deep storage are another 24 soaps, mostly unscented. Definitely room for another half dozen or so. Then I’m gonna stop.

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 06-24-2020, 11:49 AM
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(06-24-2020, 10:45 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote:
(06-24-2020, 10:41 AM)Nero Wrote: I'm sure I own over 100 (not including backups) and have sold over 1000. What's your point?

good lather has no suds


All relative. When I got to 45 soaps SWMBO stepped in. Now down to 12.
Ah...yes. I have had SWMBO intervention on a few occasions. 

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 06-24-2020, 11:54 AM
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(06-24-2020, 11:39 AM)chazt Wrote: My current rotation includes 12 scented soaps (amazed it’s that many!), 2 unscented soaps and 2 creams. In a box in deep storage are another 24 soaps, mostly unscented. Definitely room for another half dozen or so. Then I’m gonna stop.
Pancarta

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 06-24-2020, 12:00 PM
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(06-24-2020, 11:54 AM)primotenore Wrote:
(06-24-2020, 11:39 AM)chazt Wrote: My current rotation includes 12 scented soaps (amazed it’s that many!), 2 unscented soaps and 2 creams. In a box in deep storage are another 24 soaps, mostly unscented. Definitely room for another half dozen or so. Then I’m gonna stop.
Pancarta


+1
sure

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 06-24-2020, 03:44 PM
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The only times I’ve been motivated to reduce stock were:

1. When I had too many ”average” (for me) performing soaps
2. When I had a large number of 80% finished soaps staring back at me

In the first case, I sold the soaps that didn’t work well every time. In the second, I only used soaps that were nearly empty until they were all gone. Since then I’ve been pretty restrained about buying new pucks, although I do allow myself to purchase replacements in advance if I really like the scent and I think it might be difficult to come by later (E.G., CRSW Glide Winter).

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 06-24-2020, 04:01 PM
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(06-24-2020, 11:49 AM)primotenore Wrote:
(06-24-2020, 10:45 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote:
(06-24-2020, 10:41 AM)Nero Wrote: I'm sure I own over 100 (not including backups) and have sold over 1000. What's your point?

good lather has no suds


All relative. When I got to 45 soaps SWMBO stepped in. Now down to 12.
Ah...yes. I have had SWMBO intervention on a few occasions. 

I don’t know. Guys. All I ever had to do was simply point out the 2-3 dozen Aveeno creams and the dozen baby oils/creams. And the ~200 bars of Dove soap. And 8 pairs of flip-flops, 12 pairs of sneakers and 2 dozen or so handbags.

A few dozen shave soaps?  Winky

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 06-24-2020, 07:38 PM
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(06-24-2020, 04:01 PM)chazt Wrote:
(06-24-2020, 11:49 AM)primotenore Wrote:
(06-24-2020, 10:45 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: All relative. When I got to 45 soaps SWMBO stepped in. Now down to 12.
Ah...yes. I have had SWMBO intervention on a few occasions. 

I don’t know. Guys. All I ever had to do was simply point out the 2-3 dozen Aveeno creams and the dozen baby oils/creams. And the ~200 bars of Dove soap. And 8 pairs of flip-flops, 12 pairs of sneakers and 2 dozen or so handbags.

A few dozen shave soaps?  Winky
Cheers

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 06-30-2020, 09:07 AM
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Just change bike for soap...[Image: 0y8Ppfl.jpg]

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 07-07-2020, 10:45 AM
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I currently own 115.

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 07-07-2020, 11:06 AM
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(06-30-2020, 09:07 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: Just change bike for soap...[Image: 0y8Ppfl.jpg]


This meme I posted got me removed from a Facebook group for "heteronormative trope" and if moderators on TSN want to remove it I'm OK as I am not intending to offend anyone.

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 07-08-2020, 12:07 PM
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I believe there are about 50 soaps in my collection.   I estimate that the net weight  comes to about 12 lbs of soap, more than enough for this lifetime; and although I have slowed down, I have no intention of ceasing to  obtain additional soap.   I have never finished  a tub of soap, and if I have learned one thing  from this experience, it is  that I  do not need back ups of soap.   No matter how much I like a soap, or how awesome i think  it its,  I do not need two.

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 07-08-2020, 07:43 PM
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(07-08-2020, 12:07 PM)WHC Wrote: I believe there are about 50 soaps in my collection.   I estimate that the net weight  comes to about 12 lbs of soap, more than enough for this lifetime; and although I have slowed down, I have no intention of ceasing to  obtain additional soap.   I have never finished  a tub of soap, and if I have learned one thing  from this experience, it is  that I  do not need back ups of soap.   No matter how much I like a soap, or how awesome i think  it its,  I do not need two.

Make it a goal. It’s a great feeling of accomplishment Smile

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 07-09-2020, 05:12 AM
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Made a decision to keep my inventory to 10 or below (I'm sitting at 8 right now).  I shave 2-3x/week, so mathematically I can't get use them enough if I have much more of that.

Also on only have (2) brushes (1 synthetic, 1 badger), 2 DE and 2 SE.

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 07-09-2020, 09:24 AM
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I was up to about 30 different soaps at one point before it dawned on me I didn't really need or want that many.

I've maybe 6 or 7 different ones now, in a few multiples of each.  Stocked up on CRSW Glide Winter LE last year so am happy.  Smile

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