This post on How to Save Time & Money on Everyday Essentials is a sponsored by SheSpeaks/Walmart. #AvoidTheOops
My husband, like most men, is a pretty low maintenance person. It might have a little something to do with living in a house full of women. In this stage of life, our girls are definitely high maintenance and full of drama.
He doesn't ask or require much, but when he runs out of the things he needs he's never a happy camper. I'm not talking about every little thing. I'm talking about the things that he needs to make it through each day. Stuff like deodorant, toothpaste, and razors.
Knowing he doesn't concern himself with running out of deodorant or always letting me know, it's partially my responsibility to keep an eye on where he is on using these products so I know what to add to our list. When he runs out of his deodorant, it's not such a big deal. He ends up smelling a little feminine since he needs to wear mine. My punishment for this is long, armpit hairs that stick to my own deodorant.
Yet when he runs out of razors, the stakes are even higher. He shaves his head and going to work with a lot of stubble, especially if he has been working at home for days/weeks leading up to this means he has to go to work looking unprofessional. Then, I end up feeling like a bad wife. So that I can keep my husband smiling and spend more time with our family, I've figured out How to Save Time & Money on Everyday Essentials.
How to Save Time & Money on Everyday Essentials
1. Make a list of all the items your family uses on a regular basis. Start tracking the date you purchase them until they need to be repurchased. While your use may vary somewhat, this method will give you a general idea of how long each item will last. Then subtract a week to allow time to purchase the product and for it to arrive.
2. Stock up on your everyday essentials by purchasing multiples. You're saving yourself time and money by not needing to head to the store quite and/or on shipping costs. Having a backup also lowers the risk of having an oops moment and running out. Your husband using your froo-froo smelling deodorant is one thing but not having a tampon or diaper when you need it, is something else entirely.
3. To Avoid the Oops moments, I shop for all of our Proctor & Gamble everyday essentials that we use on the regular at Walmart.com. I'm a total sucker for shopping online and always buy things like electronics and media online, but having the flexibility to order those things I need without a trip to the store with the kids asking for every little thing they see along the way, is definitely an added perk.
But stocking up isn't just limited to the bathroom, on Walmart.com you can also get all of the things you need for the kitchen, laundry, cleaning, and baby! Don't let a dirty diaper sneak up on you. Tell me about an “oops” moment in your life by continuing this conversation on Facebook!