Sunday, January 09, 2011
Buying In Bulk .. and better home management
Well .. the new year is starting off good. The family seems to be on board to purchasing groceries in bulk. We are slowly switching from a monthly supply of goods in the pantry .. and adding six months of supply. This means .. and here is where the adapting comes in .. that I don't have to take any grief if we are out of a particular item. Say mayo .. or .. bread .. or a hundred other things they complain about if we are out of. I have been making mayo (for example) for the past six months. If we are out .. it's because I may have just one farm fresh egg left in the fridge for an emergency .. so make your sandwich with mustard and get over it (LOL). Too much 'want' .. instead of basic need .. this is 'a-changin' ... hallelujah! We are saving up for a flour mill. I hope to have enough money by the time we have used up our current supply of flour. And .. my friend, Maria .. at Shallow Thoughts From Iowa .. buys her coffee beans (fair trade) green .. and roasts them herself at home ... will attempt this as the organic grind I buy is pushing $11.50 a pound. Please share any cost savings tips you may have.