Saturday, February 28, 2009

Cleaning up

As part of my constant quest to achieve maximum frugality while still using my favorite products, I've recently decided to start buying everyday items in bulk. Laundry detergent, bath soap, toilet paper - stuff like that. I considered buying into a membership like Sam's or Costco, but I'm not down with paying a yearly fee to save money. So I started looking online to see what kind of deals I could find. I found on I can buy most of what I use in bulk at a great savings and, in most cases, shipped FREE. Take for example the multitude of Seventh Generation dish detergent here in my pantry. At our local market it sells for $7.99 per 75 oz box (ouch!) and isn't available in bulk. From amazon I bought a package of 8 and saved $2.49 per box with free shipping. That's a total savings of nearly $20! I used to think it was a huge downside to fork over that much money upfront to buy in bulk. But really it's just about shifting your paradigm about how you shop, spend and use. Shop smart, spend less - works for me. Guess there's no excuse for dirty dishes at my house anymore ;-)


  1. good to know! And, as usual, we're thinking on the same page again. I'm going to be posting some favorite free (or super cheap) things soon!

  2. yes, it's safe to say we live fairly parallel lives when it comes to our pursuits. I can't wait to read about your favorite FREE and super cheap stuff soon -- free is always good!


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