Did you know that there exist people in this world whose sole goal in life is to carry all of the groceries into the house on only one trip? I knew this because… I am one of them. I admit it. I won’t hide anymore.
I don’t mind grocery shopping because, well, it’s shopping. The fact that you can actually eat some of the items you purchase, that’s just a bonus. But the endless back-and-forth routine, lugging small plastic bag after small plastic bag (or new canvas bag after new canvas bag, if you’re like me and always forget to bring with the ones you bought last trip) into the house is one of my least favorite things in the world, right up there with doing the dishes and getting a pap smear. I’ve become an expert at loading myself down with every last bag in the car, with one item always breaking my stride: the damn cat litter.
Tip: Get a Costco gift card and you won’t need a membership to shop there. You can only pay with the gift card though.
A daily supplement was recommended to me by my doctor long ago because I have a rather sickly disposition in general, and I’m always looking for the more frugal options since I’m an intolerable cheapskate. Of course, this means I’m a Costco junkie. Love the employees to bits and pieces, and they have some amazing deals in the store!
When I emptied my last bottle of Equate multi-vitamins, I gleefully headed to the pill aisle to see what deals Costco could offer. I picked up a behemoth bottle of multi-vitamins (500 count) for around $15 and giggled at my good luck all the way home. There was much side-eye from my family, as I do not giggle very often. Read more →
There are few things I love as much as a thrift store — except maybe a nice flea market or garage sale! Since I was a kid, I’ve had a bit of an obsession with old things, be it thirty years or three centuries. Granted, the former is more likely to be available on this sort of jaunt, but so are a lot of newer items with little wear and tear that can be had at a bargain price.
For this inaugural Consumer Chic thrift haul, I visited my most local Goodwill (meaning the one closest to my undisclosed northern Illinois home location), and two smaller resale shops. I’d intended to check out a recently discovered Salvation Army store, but alas, they are closed on Sundays. I’d like to think it was the universe reminding me that I dislike the Salvation Army and should not support them. But I digress.