Have you ever noticed that the things you buy every week at the grocery and hardware stores go up a few cents between shopping trips? Not by much…just by a little each week, but they continue to creep up and up.
All it takes for the price to jump up by a lot is a slight hiccup in the worldwide market; note the price of gasoline as it relates to world affairs.
There is a way that we can keep these price increases from impacting our finances so much, and that is by buying in quantity and finding the best possible prices for the things we use and will continue to use everyday… things that will keep just as well on the shelves in our homes as it does on the shelves at the grocery store or hardware store.
For instance, dog food and cat food costs about 10% less when bought by the case than when purchased at the single can price, and if you wait for closeout prices, you save a lot more than that.
Set aside some space in your home and make a list of things you regularly use that will not spoil. Any grain or grain products will need to be stored in airtight containers that rats can’t get into, so keep that in mind.
Then set out to find the best prices you can get on quantity purchases of such things as bathroom items and dry and canned food.
You will be surprised at how much you can save by buying a twenty-pound bag of rice as opposed to a one-pound suitcase but don’t forget that it must be kept in a rat-proof container.
You can buy clothing items such as men’s socks and underwear because those styles don’t change; avoid buying children’s and women’s clothing; those styles change, and sizes change too drastically.
Try to acquire and keep a two-year supply of these items, and you can save hundreds of dollars.
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