By definition, consume means "to destroy or expend by use" and maybe that is why I have a hard time using some of the things I buy.
One of my Christmas gifts was a Twilight-themed notebook cover and pencil case by pinkladydesigns, and they both still sit in the ziploc bag they came in. Of course, my sister highly encourages me to make use of them, but if the consumerism of Christmas is why I have these two lovely items, then doesn't that mean I will eventually destroy or expend them with use?
Don't worry, I'll break them out of the plastic bag. Eventually.