How to never run out of the essentials, ever, using Amazon’s Subscribe & Save.
Using Amazon Subscribe & Save to keep your house stocked with essentials
Do you have a big family? I don’t know how I’d do it if there weren’t Amazon Prime + Subscribe & Save. Also, while I might pay a littttle bit more from Amazon, I come out WAY ahead because you know where I don’t go nearly as much anymore?
Target used to be the $200 store for me. Lately, it is just the “Fill your cart and pray” store. Sometimes it is under $200 and sometimes I need a paper bag to breath into because HOLY HANNAH I cannot believe $600 of stuff can fit inside one Target cart.
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Utilizing subscriptions and deliveries helps keep my budget on track, and then I can save my big spends for the bulk food at Costco that we buy in double (cause single bulk isn’t enough with all the kids in this house).
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Big Family Essential Subscribe & Save Items
Check out all of the items that I can't live without in our house. Set them and forget them and save ALL of the money by staying out of the big box stores and keeping unnecessary items out of your cart.
I NEVER remember to buy these at the store, and also, I love this brand. Also good for teenagers who mayyyybe don't take all the time in the world to wash their face? Get 1 per month per person who uses them. If you have teenage GIRLS, I'd get 3 a month. 😉
This is a treat, mostly for me. I love me some tea, especially during the cold months or when I have a cold. Honey sticks keep forever and are perfect in a hot cup. Bonus - the kids love eating these as treats.
So much laundry gets done here. So much. I get two different kinds of detergent, one "Free and Clear" for my sensitive skin kiddos, and one full of scent for the adults of the house who like to smell good.
Like I said, we eat all the spaghetti. Like once a week I make a GIANT 5-6 quart batch. Sometimes we'll eat it twice a week. We love it. Kids will always eat it, and it is my "go to" dinner for when I just DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO COOK.
You probably won't need that much, but we also have chickens, and my chickens are obsessed with cat food so they end up on the porch eating not small amounts of the cat food. Why the cats don't object, I don't know, but so far in our barnyard the chickens definitely rule the roost!
Adjust frequency as you need to. We do all the laundry with 7 kids, so if you have less or cleaner kids that don't go through their drawers and throw clean clothes on the floor and in the dirty hamper, you might need less.
As much as I hate it, we generate a LOT of trash. I don't want to ever buy garbage bags, or see how MUCH garbage bags actually cost, so I <3 my garbage bag subscription in ALL THE WAYS. Also, this brand doesn't rip and tear when you are pulling a VERY overstuffed bag out of the can because NO ONE ELSE wants to take it out so they just keep piling stuff on top of it.
I love to keep these around for when I travel or go to parties or what-not. My teenage boys also love to carry these around. I'm assuming just so their friends don't smell their breath, and no one better tell me any different.