Even Ds, who takes a list (4 lists these days - per store!) finds that not going helps him to avoid impulse buys! Ddil always finds pre-made items to get when he goes, and because he would often shop at the end of the day when he shopped more often, he would get items that looked good, because he was hungry (never shop hungry!), and his blood sugar was low. He swears that he's saving $'s this way, going so much less often. So, even with a list...!
What we do these days, is send Ds the lists to his phone using email or a phone, depending who it is. Then, he puts it into some program, which allows him to delete items as he gets them, or change the number of items. Say that he wants 9 onions, but they only have 6 that look good. He can change the number to 3 needed, and look at the next store that he is going to shop at.
When you freeze a whole onion, then thaw it, how is the texture? Is it only good to cook with, or also good for fresh slicing, such as one might put on a hamburger?
No, I can't stock more gasoline than I have gas cans for. I can't afford the set-up, which needs a catch-basin, etc. There is also a minimum for delivery.
If you could use the gas for something else periodically, then replace it, that would be good. That's because that gasoline, unlike diesel, goes sour fairly quickly.
I love the idea of rolling things to freeze. That would take advantage of odd spaces, as you say.
We always kept rubber bands from the daily newspaper in the 'junk drawer' when I was growing up, so I know how useful they can be. Now, another good use, thanks!
That's true of anything that we do all the time. Some people would pull their hair at running certain items together only, like I do, but once you've done it for as long as we have, no one even thinks twice about it. We know what can run at the same time as other items, and when to put them on different circuits.
You can imagine how dismayed I was the past few years to find out that not all items require the wattage that they use to be noted on the unit these days! It makes a huge difference if it's max 1000 watts, or 1800 watts. What the hey?!
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