I will check this out. I am always in need of better organizing. This one has me doomed. I work in a grocery store. I see stuff all day, and
shop almost every night after work. I’ve been doing it for 15 years, so it is a hard habit to break. I’ve never had any need to learn to shop once a week. I am cutting back a little, since some things I know are cheaper elsewhere. And I am watching prices and ads more than I used to. But it has been a slow process.

I haven’t had any problems, but I found that after a few weeks on the cheaper water, I just wasn’t drinking much of it. I pulled out a case of the better water, and was surprised at how much I drank. I didn’t realize how much I liked it compared to the other stuff. So, I went back to it. At work, I buy the singles since I have to have a receipt on everything, and we cannot store multipacks at work. But at home, I get it by the case. I haven’t seen any bottles larger than the liter bottles, I but I will check.

I’ve got it about 2/3 packed so far and 7 more crates ready to go. I have a hige book collection that ran out of space at home, and a lot of stuff for when I move out. I’ve got it all listed by crate and then a map of the order it is in. And it is packed tight. It’s the smallest size storage, and my sister tried to talk me into sharing one with her. But she is far worse than I am with bills (especially the storage unit), so I don’t want to be stuck with her on a bill. I also did the math, and figured out that for half the space of hers (she has the 5×10 would be the same size I could get on my own, yet hers is so expensive that it would cost more to share with her. I tried to get her to switch, but she didn’t want to hear it.

Yes and no. You can certainly find new ways to use up the money. But it does help. When I quit buying the pop, I switched to water. Not only is the water cheaper, but I don’t waste it so badly. With pop, it had to be really cold and really fizzy. So, after an hour, the pop was garbage, even if I barely drank any. With the water, it just has to be cold. So, when it isn’t cold enough, I just shove it back in the freezer and grab a different one.

One bottle of water replaced 3 bottles of pop at work. That alone saves me over $500 a year. That doesn’t include the savings at home. Now, I am more broke this year, but soe of that is paycheck related (sunday pay went down, health premium went up), and part of it is some new expenses. My nephew moved in, and I am helping out financially. For example, neither of his parents offered to help him buy Christmas presents for anybody. And he has 3 families to shop for (mom’s family with 2 sisters and stepdad, dad’s family with one brother and stepmmom, and our family with two grandparents and two aunts. Add in a best friend, and he’s up to 12 people. He already used his birthday money to buy his sister a birthday present. So, my parents did some of it, and I did some of it.

I’ll check this out too. I have done some buying, selling, and trading on a local classified ads. I can save money on some items, and the trades are great. Something new with no money out of pocket. Especially great for computer games.