*This post is brought to you today by scheduled blogger. I’m busy unpacking boxes, directing movers and praying the cable guy WILL come between 12 and 4 like they promised.
In this whole moving thing I knew there would be expenses. I knew groceries and household stuff costs a lot more now than it did 3 1/2 years ago. But just how much I hadn’t realized. Friday I went to Tarjay (my most beloved and missed place on the planet) to stock up on cleaning supplies, paper products and the like. I’m not a huge name brand shopper except when it comes to certain things like detergent. I have to use Cheer Free because I am freakishly allergic to a lot of detergents.
64 load bottle of Cheer Free and Clear $12.19 (the larger bottle was over $17 and I started hyperventilating in the aisle)
Okay, that had to be a fluke thing though right? Surely things all haven’t gotten super expensive while I was gone.
12 pack of Tarjay brand toilet paper $5.89 (really? for something that you use you know where and flush?)
8 or 10 pack (can’t remember) Bounty paper towels $8.99 (one of those name brand things I will spring for. nothing is worse than a paper towel that doesn’t soak up stuff)
I’m thinking the 800 sheet pack I saw at BJ’s was a better deal…
The next top ticket items besides a toilet brush (for $5.99) and a cleaning caddy which I didn’t have (for $8.99) was for dishwasher gel (100 oz $4.49) and a three pack of Kleenex brand tissues (for $4.49)
Are these prices reasonable? Normal? To be expected? I posted Thursday about saving money at the grocery store and got lots of ideas for coupons and such and loading up when the item is on sale. But I was still flabbergasted when the cashier told me my total was $98.18
$98.18??! For this?
Not pictured – paper towels, toilet paper
I think I got so much sticker shock because I haven’t bought these items in so long and I had to buy them all at once. We were not allowed to bring any cleaners, detergents or liquids of any kind from Germany. If the bottle were to break or leak during transport (which is a month long) the company would not pay the insurance to replace anything that got ruined. So I have to start from scratch.
Next stop? Food shopping Saturday afternoon in my new neighborhood. I need sugar, ketchup, salt, spices, coffee, olive oil – basically every staple found in a pantry. Please join me in praying that our appliances still work and I don’t have to replace those too!