When it comes to errands, I actually don’t have to0 do much. I don’t have daily errands, mostly because I work long hours and prefer to go home and relax. For my weekly errands, I do buy groceries each week, but mostly the fresh produce items. I’ll stock up on my bulk dry foods maybe once every 3 weeks. I prefer to completely run out of my bulk foods before I go and buy more- this way, I can refill my jars completely.
For fresh produce, I’ll buy local and seasonal items because I know that I’m supporting local businesses, and that the produce didn’t have to travel far to get its destination.
When it comes to my bathroom bulk items, I tend to buy those items once every three months. Because I buy large quantities when I go on each run, I don’t need to make frequent trips. The task of running out of bathroom items is an issue I absolutely dislike dealing with. It’s the reason why I would stock up on items in the past, which also ended up producing even more trash. Now, I simply look under my bathroom sink and my jars are already full and waiting to be used. My jars also tend to hold more product compared to the bottles I used to buy, so each time I pull out a jar to use, I know that it will last awhile.
This is a simple list of what my typical weekly grocery run might look like:
- Breakfast: Oatmeal, cranberries, flaxseed, almonds, cinnamon, green tea, coffee, cane sugar, Straus Half & Half
- Lunch: romaine lettuce, tomatoes, onions, balsamic vinegar
- Dinner: bread, mustard, potatoes, green onions, broccoli, green beans, cauliflower
- Snacks: Bulk bins, Seasonal Fruit (eat skin if possible.)
For less frequent bulk bathroom shopping list, I tend to buy:
- Bulk soap bars
- Bulk face lotion
- Bulk body lotion
- Bulk Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Peppermint Soap
- Baking soda
- White Vinegar
For my more frequent bulk bathroom shopping items, I’ll buy
- Dental Floss
- Face Sunscreen Lotion