And it's not on purpose. Sometimes I actually run out of something and I put it on a list and I buy it. Other times, I think I might be out of something and I buy it without actually checking first. And then there are things like laundry detergent that I always think I need, so I buy it every time I go to Costco. This is not a good approach.
So, I've made an executive decision to make this My Summer of Using Up. My approach is simple. I am going to start by creating a master list of everything I buy at Costco and Target because there is a certain amount of overlap. Then I am going to take a full inventory which, trust me, is no small project. I am going to assemble like items together so there will be toothpaste with toothpaste, instead of one tube of toothpaste with the toilet paper and so on.
|Have you ever noticed how essential everything looks when you're shopping at Costco. Doesn't everyone need a 62 pack of batteries?|
I'm feeling good about my prospects for success here. As I've gotten older, I am finding that I don't like having so much stuff around. I need more empty space and there's no better place to start than by cutting back on household items.
I'm looking forward to actually needing to buy laundry detergent.