Knotty Musings

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I Am Enough

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.

There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people
won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,

we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically
liberates others." ~ Marianne Williamson

Remove the Nots

Remove the Nots

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Stockpile and Save Money

Frugal Tip: Stockpile & Save Money

Every ime you run to the store for that one little thing you’re out of, don’t you always come out with a few more things you didn’t plan on picking up?

Here are some basic supplies to stockpile that I’ve found to really cut back on the store trips:

Household Soap: Laundry, Dishwasher & Dish Detergent, Household Cleaners

Personal Hygiene: Shampoo, Toothpaste, Deodorant, Soap, Feminine Napkins, Toilet Paper

These are items that no matter how much you stockpile, you’ll always use eventually. Because there’s never any waste, it’s truly a successful frugal method. That can be harder to accomplish with food items (watching expiry dates).

Know your prices and when something’s a good deal, plan on buying 10 or 12 of them. This is where maintaining a pricebook comes in handy. It’s super easy to go a year before buying more dish detergent and shampoo.

The problem is storage space. Finding a place to stash a few months worth of toilet paper can be tricky, but get creative and make room. Stack toilet paper under beds. Get yourself a big rubbermaid tub and fill it with deodorants and toothpaste and stick it in a closet. Fill a crate with liquid dish detergent and set it on a laundry room shelf.

Stockpiling staples like these when they’re on sale saves you money two ways: by purchasing the items at the reduced price as well as cutting down on quick jaunts to the store when you run out.

The other added benefit: Your monthly grocery bill is lower so you have the extra to continue stockpiling other items that are on sale. That’s always nice ;) . True you’ve already paid for it with a big stockpile purchase initially, but it pays off a few months in and you’ll find yourself continuously well supplied in the items you need on a regular basis.


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