Yes, it is confession time. While in Florida I had to buy shampoo and conditioner. Having gone three days without conditioner, my hair looked like haystacks. Scary huh? Well I opted to buy ....uh...name brand(SHOCKER!). I purchased Pantene brand shampoo. Can I just say...WOW! I Loved It! So there is something to being brand loyal I suppose. Now in the intrest of saving money, I purchased my next Pantene at Sams Club and it is in pump form so I won't use too much. This also got me thinking about some other purchases I make. One being laundry soap. Now I have tried over and over to make my own, but I am thinking Ga water is not condusive to homemade laundry soap. My next step up was to by a less expensive brand, but they didn't clean my clothes as well. So while at Sams I bought the ginormous box of Gain. I read on the box to use only to the first line for reg loads. So that is what I am doing and I have to say I love it. My money saving with this is to use only what I need. It is easy to fall into the trap of using too much because you got a larger size, but I will be disciplined enough to measure all of that. I believe this is worth it in the long run. Ya know Proctor and Gamble should love me. In fact I believe I will call the store and get some coupons. Did you know you can do that? Oh Yes You Can! Then hold those babies til the item goes on sale. Make the most of that coupon.
Sonow that I have confessed all, it is time to redeam myself frugally. Humm what did I do this week that was frugal...... Well I hung clothes on the line. I planted tomatoes, onions, cilantro, beets, cucumbers, and lima beans in the garden. I made 4 loaves of bread and got to teach a bread making class. We turned our heat/Air off and just used fans in the windows. We(Dh and I ) began painting our back deck with paint we already had on hand. We did have to get some brushes, but other than that, a cheap fix. I will post a pic of the finished deck once we are done.
So as you can see, I haven't crossed over to the dark side totally. Seriously though, there are times when one can be penny wise and pound foolish. It isn't a savings if my clothes are smelly or my hair is like straw. If I have to use twice as much of a product to get the same result as a product that is only 30% more in cost, I am losing 20% of my money. KWIM? So, I am thinking this is a worth while investment.
Well,I know this isn't a barn burner, but there it is. I promise a batter entry later. Happy Monday everyone!