Quoting ღ.ღ.ღ:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ♥supermommy:</b>" The clothes aren't the biggest thing. ... [snip!] ... soap etc. Because for a family of 5 I only buy toilet paper, paper towels, dish soap, laundry detergent etc maybe once a month."
Paper towels last forever usually, like a $13 pack last like 2-3 months
Toilet paper, usually buy 1-2x a month, so
like $6 x 2 so $12
Laundry soap is the bad one, I probably do at least a load a day, and I use more than I'm suppose to, so probably spending like $20 a month on it.
Shampoo & conditioner eats my money too, because my hair sucks and I'm always trying to find something new that might work to make my hair look better, lol, and then I end up with like 453434 half used bottles in my bathroom cabinet.
And LO has eczema and also always trying to find a product that works for her, or a different regimen that would work better than the last, so that wastes a lot.
Then I see different little things I like for my house, like new pillows, or a specific candle, a wax warmer or just something stupid I don't need. I've cut back A LOT & controlled the above mentioned problems a lot, but today I bought LO gloves, for $8 because we were going sled riding and I though insulated ones would be better than just her 234234 pairs of knitted ones, and I bought myself waterproofer for my boots for $7.
I wish I had a financial adviser to tell me what is really necessary for my to buy, and what's stupid.