In weird and sometimes rather unsettling ways, this blog has come to serve as a diary of sorts.
For instance: a while back I posted an essay recommending the deodorant crystals we use (see Deodorant Crystals for Frugal, Effective Hygiene). I did that to mark an event against which I can check at a later time.
Now, that time has come.
On or close to the date of posting the original essay, February 5, 2014, I opened a new deodorant crystal, and started using it. I used it up until the morning of December 8, 2016, when the marble-sized remnant of the crystal slipped from my fingers and shattered into fragments on the counter.
Now, looking back at the blog, I see that this particular deodorant lasted, with virtually daily use, for 2 years and 10 months.
I would call that cost effective! We have a lot of reasons for choosing this particular type of hygiene product, but longevity provides a definite plus.