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Author: reader99 Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 37591  
Subject: Re: 2,700 Q-tips is Too Many Date: 2/24/2001 11:13 AM
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Perhaps 10 years supply of that sorta goods is too much, but I LOVE the idea of having a year's supply of non-perishable stuff on hand. I spend 3 hours a day commuting to work, which means the evenings are pretty well shot, so making the most of a weekend shopping trip, not to mention the obscene amount of easily accessible storage space in my home, makes sense. (It's a 3 bedroom home and there are only myself, hubby, 1 dog and 1 bird living here.)

Another angle to look at at from (cheaper too) is to look for simplifications and substitutions to reduce the number of products that you need a year's supply of.

For example, I use baking soda in place of toothpaste, deodorant, facial scrub and antacid. A years supply is one or two large boxes.

I'm sensitive to the ingredients in most cleaning products, so I clean with water, cleanser, baking soda and vinegar. A year's supply doesn't take up much room.

I use just one tablespoon (I marked the measuring lid) of liquid laundry detergent, so a year's supply is 2 1/2 large bottles.

Stuff like that.

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