I know everyone has been working hard with their gardens and fresh produce to put food back for the winter. We all like to be prepared for whatever may come to us in the future (or near future).
DO YOU EVER FEEL YOU HAVE ENOUGH? I ask this question, because no matter how much I have put back, I never feel like it is enough. I am NOT a hoarder, at least in the traditional sense of the word. I use my stock daily and I share with family and those in need.
I just never feel satisfied with what I have.
I know there are probably some armchair psychologists out there thinking I must have been deprived as a child or something. NOPE. We were not rich by any stretch of the word, actually we were probably poor - but I had no clue. I always had nice clothes (home made) and plenty of food on the table (gardening and canning). Never felt like I was deprived of anything. Christmas was always wonderful and I have so many good family memories. So not deprived.
I try to get the most for my money - that is for sure. I have been getting $10/$40 spent at Aldi for 4 weeks and have taken advantage each week. I have not needed weekly groceries, it's all for stock. Today I went and the cashier gave me 3 coupons $5/$30 - which spread over the next month. I will surely be buying my Halloween candy there!!!!
From what the cashier said - these coupons have ONLY BEEN in the Indianapolis area! Lucky me!!
I take advantage of sales, use coupons now and then (hardly any I can use anymore), shop Aldi and places like Big Lots and Dollar Tree. I did a big Sam's run this week. I go there once or twice a year at best. There are just some things I can't get any where else as cheaply.
I shop at Kroger for CLEARANCE ITEMS and GREAT specials only.
I recently received the coupons from Bath & Body Works for a FREE item, which I will be getting for a Christmas gift. I also take advantage of the $10/$10 Kohl's coupons I receive for gifts as well.
I can't understand why someone wouldn't make use of these items.
IF SOMEONE GAVE YOU A $10 OR $5 BILL - WOULD YOU THROW IT AWAY??? NO!!!
So why not use the FREE money these stores give us.
My G encourages me, and has never thought I was crazy or being greedy. He brags about my 'adventures' to everyone. He is definitely onboard - and even lets me know if he sees something about a deal he thinks I should take advantage of.
What tactics do you use to prepare for an uncertain future? What are your saving tools?
Do you EVER feel like you have enough and are totally prepared?
Am I just a crazy lady????!!!!! Hopefully there are some others who feel the same way I do!
Let us know your shopping and prepping strategies!!!!