If you buy your everyday items now, and keep a 1 year supply on hand, it will be less money coming out of your grocery bill! More money for food! I have boys to feed and my husband. We don’t have a lot of money to buy food. So keeping toilet paper, paper towels, shampoo and other items on hand instead of them constantly being on the grocery list saves me time and money!
Take dry goods out of your grocery budget
Remember about expiration and other important dates…
Everyday Items to keep on hand
Determine/estimate how many you will need for your family’s 1 year supply.
- Body Wash/Bar soap
- Dish liquid
- Hand soap
- Hand sanitizer
- 1st Aid – bandages, antibiotic ointment, gauze
- Pain relievers
- Cotton swabs
- Laundry detergent/supplies (If you make your own keep those supplies on hand)
- Baking soda
- Canning Jars/supply
- Toilet paper – I use this and it saves me a lot of money!
- Paper towels – if you use them, we do not
- napkins – again if you use them
- Rubbing Alcohol
Check out Tips for the One income Family also.
Use coupons & sales as much as possible to buy these items as cheap as possible. Also, buy what you can at the Dollar store where things are only $1. Now that you have seen the list, doesn’t it seems a little overwhelming to have all of that on your grocery bill? It adds up to a lot of money! If you think of items I may have forgotten please feel free to comment so I can add them to the list!
Make sure to check Use by/sell by dates etc. and use and store properly.
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