When it comes to getting groceries / buying home stuff I’m horribly unorganized. I go to the store almost everyday. It’s sort of ridiculous. I’ll decide that I want something for dinner that I don’t have and will head to the store, or I will realize that I need soap or toothpaste or something essential. It’s always something.
The problem with this is that every time I go to the store to pick up that one item, I end up buying several other items. Now, these aren’t “junk”. It’s generally more food. I have lots of food at home. Why do I need MORE food?
Due to this, I’m spending WAY more than I would like to on groceries and household items. What if I actually put together a nice list and look at my consumption honestly and only need to go to the store(s) once a week? Will I wind up saving $25 per month? 50? 100?
I KNOW that I always run out of salad mix, Perrier (my splurge), and sports drink. Why don’t I buy enough for a week (or 2)? If I know that Gio is running low on doggie kibble, why don’t I go ahead and buy ahead rather than wait for him to be out of food and desperate to feed him? Same thing with toothpaste, soap, hair conditioner, etc. A little foresight can save me some coinage and perhaps show me that I don’t need all of this stuff. It will also make me use what I already have or be a bit more creative.
I’m putting together a large Target list and a full grocery list for sometime this week. (I don’t really need anything right now.)
How often do you get groceries or buy home supplies? Do you often run out of stuff? Do you just go without until your next shopping trip?