5 Things I Never Buy at the Store

May 25, 2015 5 Comments | Disclosure

I skip the lines, the headache and the hassle of shopping at the store for these 5 everyday items!

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I am busy.  Besides the blog, there are carpools, sports, taking kids to friends houses, church activities, doctor appointments and feeding everyone in my family 3 times a day.  So when I don’t have to run to the store last minute, life is awesome!  I love getting these 5 things delivered to my house without ever having to think about them.  I have found the schedule that works best for my family… and I have these items delivered to my front door before I run out. Bonus: If we ever go through more that I estimated, I can have them deliver earlier, or even right now!  Plus if we end up using less than I thought, it’s super easy to skip a month or cancel all together.  There’s never any obligation to buy. And no high pressure sales staff trying to keep you around.  It’s just a few clicks of the mouse.

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  • Use Amazon Subscribe and Save to bring the price down by 5% (that doesn’t seem like much… but keep reading)
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Tide Pods Apline Breeze

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  • The 81 count is normally about $2 cheaper than in the store and it comes with 10 extra pods.  A good price is $0.23 per pod.
  • I love that you can use Tide Pods in standard or HE machines.  Either way 1 pod is one load.
  • Pods are a stain remover, laundry detergent, and fabric softener all in one neat little package.
  • Be sure to store your Pods out of the reach of little hands.  Becky’s daughter squirted one in her eye once, so be safe.
  • Tide not your favorite?  Check out all the different Laundry Detergent.
  • Want to make your own?  Here is our favorite DIY Laundry Detergent Recipe.

 Finish Dish DetergentFinish Dishwasher Detergent

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  • Get your favorite dish detergent at prices usually cheaper than Costco.
  • A 90 pack supply lasts a little over three months in our house, doing one load a day, so it’s easy to set this up to come every three months.
  • Easy-to-use, pre-measured dishwasher tablets are awesome.  I love the tablets, because you don’t have to worry about little hands spilling the powders or liquids.  Even using too much or not enough isn’t a worry anymore.  One tab, and even toddlers can help with the dishes.
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  • Never run out of diapers?  Sign me up, please.  I love getting a box of diapers shipped to my door each month.  It’s one less thing I have to worry about, and so nice on the wallet (a store run at 11:30 at night because you’ve run out of diapers just isn’t fun… been there done that!).
  • Have you seen our FREE Diaper Price Point guide?  It’s AWESOME.  Just find the diapers you love, clip out the square and tuck it in your wallet.  Then you’ll know at a glance if you’re getting the best deal or if you should keep shopping.  With all our research we found that Amazon Subscribe and Save is the best deal. By a LOT.
  • Don’t forget the wipes!! We have tons of great Baby Wipes Deals.  I love that you can get them for a penny each.
GoGo squeeZ Appleberry, Applesauce On The Go, 3.2-Ounce Pouches Pack of 48

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  • Applesauce is a favorite snack around here.  I love how disposable they are: you don’t even have to wash a bowl or spoon. :)
  • Plus it’s real apple sauce.  There is usually less than four total ingredients, and the The Apple Apple Flavor only has one.
  • It makes a great last minute breakfast, a quick snack on the go, it’s fantastic to throw in lunch boxes and more.  (It even manages to kill my ice cream cravings when I snack on a mostly frozen pouch).  What is your favorite way to use it?
  • We usually order Mango (my hubby’s favorite) one month and Apple Apple or Apple Berry the next!  The prices on these do vary a LOT, so you want to lock it in when it’s around $20 per case.  That’s way less than $2 per box of 4.

Kleenex Facial Tissue, 85 Count (Pack of 36) (600x600)

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  • I hate running out of Kleenex.  It’s crazy how expensive it is if you don’t plan ahead.  $2 a box, if you are LUCKY.  Sometimes it’s closer to $4!
  • With Subscribe and Save, I’m spending less than $1 per box, usually less that $0.80.  (The price goes up a little in August and September, so keep that in mind.)
  • Buying a whole case may seem kinda crazy (and I know you are going to ask me where I put 36 boxes of Kleenex) but it saves so much money.
  • My trick to keeping it organized:  I grab the last box of Kleenex, and hold it on the new case.  Then I cut about 2-3 inches above that (on the flap that opens) with a straight edge or sharp knife (be sure not to cut yourself).  I cut all the way across, so three full boxes are showing,  and about half of the next row of three boxes.  The Kleenex boxes stay neat and tidy in their case, and when I grab one, then next one just eases down. It’s so easy, plus the box isn’t huge, so it sits out of the way on the top of one of my bookcases.

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5 Things I Never Buy at the Store

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