I’ve been perusing the grocery store ads this morning and thinking about saving money. About how many of the items in the sale ads are high cost foods and how the cost of some items have risen. For example, one ten pound roll of ground beef is selling for $30.00 right now at Walmart when last summer it was only $20.00.
Cooking from scratch will save us money, but cost us time.
Some of the sales worth mentioning are Jimmy Dean Sausage at Kroger for $2.49, Kroger brand peanut butter $1.00, and Publix has Hebrew National and Oscar Mayer hotdogs B1G1Free.
We will be making a list and grocery shopping before the sales run out on Tuesday. I try not to be discouraged by the prices and just keep on going. How about you?
For a long time during the pandemic I stopped perusing the grocery store ads and just bought what we needed. Now with rising prices I need to get back to the way I did things before COVID and stock up when I find sale items.
Something else I’ve been thinking about recently is reusable products.
Should we spend money on items we are just going to throw away? Items such as paper plates, paper cups, and plastic forks? We will save money, but it will cost us time to wash the dishes. Is the trade off worth it? I think it comes down to a personal choice. If I had less time and more money I might opt for those time savings things occasionally.
From time to time I will read some of the posts on Reddit. One of their groups is dedicated to buying an item one time and then keeping it for life. It’s a pretty interesting group.
Here is a link to it if you’re interested:
Other items that are reusable that will save you money include:
Reusable shopping or grocery bags (Aldi)
Reusable water bottles
Reusable food containers
Reusable Cloth Pads
Real plates, cups and Silverware
Reusable wool dryer balls
Anyway, these were just some things I was thinking about this morning. Sometimes I get bogged down in the minutiae of things, but I’m only human and wouldn’t be me without that.