It's Friday! That means that I, too, am finishing up the weekly grocery shopping list. We don't coupon - except for non-food items (if we use them). I DO look at the circular, but sometimes there's not much in it that is on our 'Usual List'. So, creating the grocery shopping list could be depressing, but it's not.
We know what our staples are for each week, milk, bread, fruits, vegetables, chicken, fish, juice, etc. And the condiments, mayo, mustard, ketchup and all of that. So we keep those stocked so we don't run out during the week.
We shop once a month at Sam's Club, where we purchase the paper products for the month, and the meats for the month.
And, I use a home-made all-purpose cleaner and microfiber cloths for housecleaning, regular laundry detergent for the laundry (white vinegar for softener), and bleach for disinfecting.
Here's my recipe for an all-purpose cleaner:
a spray bottle that will hold at least two and a half cups of liquid
two cups of tap water
1/4 cup of white vinegar
1 tsp of Dawn dish detergent
This cleaner cleans everything from windows to walls! And, it's so inexpensive.
"Every day can be Day One."