Sunday, April 12, 2015

Checking on household supplies as well

 Since I have been out of commission, DD has been in charge of grocery shopping, working from a family generated list.  She is pretty good aboiut sticking to it, but items I wouldn't normally purchase have been selected in order to ease this temporary set back. We are buying bread at Aldi's, for example, rather than me even attempting to make it. Small concession. Time to try to reign in some of these increased expenses, if reasonably possible, and lower our expenditures. I decided to also check on the status of our general household supplies, mny of which were stockpiled at one point, so I have made efforts to use them up, or down to a smaller amount kept on hand, as well as to find cheaper and more ecological alternatives. Laundry detergent-just opened a new one, 2 more on the shelf. I have been very happy with this LA's amazing detergent from dollar Tree.  As much as I like Gain, for $2/month, I can't complain!
 I STILL have 3 large boxes of dryer sheets, we simply don't use the dryer much and although I have stopped using my preferred liquid fabric softener, since I use 2 'used" sheets for third drying, these go far! Next to them, an almost full bottle of LA's amazing orange cleaner that I decant into a spray bottlle for laundry spot treatment-another great product.
 I'm on a roll with LA's amazing, we still have 1/2 of a bottle in the kitchen, this is my backup down cellar.
 My general cleaning suppplies are really diminished. I keep some under the powder room and upstairs hall bath room sinks for cleanin the bathrooms on each level. I usually have WM "tilex" for mold control, Windex, a large canister of Comet/Ajax cleanser again DT), an all purpose spray cleaner. Cloth rags are stored under the kitchen sink, along with kitchen cleaning supplies which include an all purpose spray, glass cook top cleaners, DW powder, scrubbie pads, Brillo, Pledge, Murphys oil. Down cellar my stockpile stash holds some single purpose cleaners such as rug spot treatment, vinyl floor cleaner. Additionally,  I have a few canisters of Pledge, an extra lemon oil, 1 all purpose cleaner, 2 bottles amonia. I want to use most of that up.
 Lots of generic "magic erasers"
 Several extra pouches of generic "swiffer" pads -another item we'll use up and then switch to a spritzed microfiber pad over a mop head.
 DD just got an 18 pack of TP.

Personal care supplies are all in good supply, as well as first aid supplies. Tissues are down to 3 extra boxes, several of us are battling allergies, so this is  ananticipated need.
From afar, the cellar pantry looks great, but we already have some voids and in 6 weeks much of this will be eaten down/emptied.

While the MD hesitantly agreed to let me drive, I am to be ever so careful (I backed my car out of the garage tonight, had DS park inside instead, so i'd have wide clearance to turn around in the apron, and nose out onto the road. I understand what is at stake, so prudence is the word. I will drive to/from work and the rehab center at the hospital until I see the MD again in a month.

Meanwhile, the grocery list shrinks.


Frugal in Bucks said...

Lots of supplies in the larder, it's good to have staples in so you jutst have to buy meat and veg. Hope you get on ok with driving. X

Florence said...

I hope you were able to hold up to going back to work so quickly. Let us know how you are.

kelley said...

hoping your first day back to work wasn't too hard on you...amazing to go back so quickly...

had to laugh at your parents stockpiled so many cleaning supplies and weed killer I may never use it all up..