[singlepic=44,160,120,,left] Now that I’ve been getting great deals at CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid for a few months, I have a sizable stash of toiletries and household goods.
I have about $9 in Extra Care Bucks that will expire soon, and as I was trying to figure out how to spend them, it occurred to me that I don’t know what I need the most.
I got out my toiletry bin and took a quick inventory of what I have (it’s not finished yet, but you get the idea). I put it in a spreadsheet so I can quickly see what I need and easily update it when I run out of things or make future purchases.
It didn’t take long. Feel free to use my spreadsheet as a template for your own, if you want.
If I know what I already have, and what I’m running out of, I can best spend my money.
For instance, I have tons of shampoo. It would be unwise and unfrugal of me to buy more for my own supply, when I could use those extra care bucks on something I need more immediately.
Taking a few minutes now to get organized will save me money later, so that I’m not buying things I don’t need (even if it’s at a good price) and I will buy the things I do need, hopefully before I run out of the item.
Thanks to Paid Twice for the inspiration on this inventory.
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