Monday, October 26, 2009

Step #7: Home

You made it out of the store and hopefully had a good cashier and good experience. Now what do you do? First, preferable when you are loaded in the car, look over your receipt. Make sure everything looks right and that your coupons and promos came off right. Also make sure you got your catalina promos, if you were trying for them, if not you need to go into the store and have customer service take a look. Treat your catalinas and receipts (if you are doing rebates) like money, because that is really what they are.

When you get home, lay everything out in an ascetically pleasing arrangement and take pictures for your blog/brag/to impress your husband (I am kidding about that one, but sometimes it is fun!) You should take the chance to impress your husband though before he gets tired of hearing about your great deals...:)

Seriously, look over your purchases and be sure you got everything. Make sure you didn't leave a bag in the store or wandered around your trunk. Now, put everything away, but think about it. Will we eat it soon, or should I freeze it. You might want to arrange your shelves items by expiration dates, so you eat the oldest products first. Put produce in a spot where you will snack on it before it goes bad. Also plan your meals around what products need to be consumed first. (That cheap salad kit isn't a great deal if it goes slimy before you eat it.) Basically, just use common sense, but you don't want all your hard work to go to waste because of food waste.

Next week, we are going to talk about stockpiling and balance, just a few more steps to go.

1 comment:

  1. This was a good post for me. Seriously, I am the queen of buying things, then forgetting about them, and they go bad. Hopefully, I can be a little better at paying attention.