Well, I'm back from my fun trip back home to Oregon.
I drove...AGAIN. Alone. With two babies...
AND my 100lb dog this time, making it a 13.5 hour drive this time.
I used my same methods as my first trip and it went pretty smoothly, click HERE for how I did it this time. Luckily on the way back I had my husband with me so we were able to drive through the night and make it much easier. Regardless, I'm glad the driving is done :) But MAN, did I have fun! I love the Oregon Coast.
ANYWAY, I'm back in the swing of things and thought I'd share a video tip with you today. Hope it helps! Enjoy :)
The Value of a Price Notebook
I have mentioned many times a price notebook that I keep on-hand at all times. (see HERE, HERE, and HERE for examples).
Let me tell you, this is an absolute life saver! It's a simple concept, check out this video explaining how - and why - I use mine.
Click HERE to watch it online, or simply watch the video below:
See? Isn't that easy? Here are some pictures to help illustrate my video better.
Here's my handy dandy notebook. Small, sturdy, cheap, flexible, cute - a must ;)
Here is an example of a page of mine. (Sorry about the poor pics, they were taken with my phone.)
Notice that I am specific to label every unit price. If it's per pound, write it. If it's per each, write it. If it's a specific type of apple or pear, write it.
If you write down a price but come across a better price in the future, replace it with the better price. You can see below that I did that with yellow onions and whole carrots.
Prices are always changing based on what's in season, how the crops did, where you live and shop, etc. So always be aware of and notice prices, even if it's an item that you buy regularly and have the price memorized.
Be very specific about the size of things. Notice my Downy Softener below. I specified that it's liquid, AND how many loads it can wash. It takes hardly any time to do this, but will make all the difference in the world!
The categories I have in my notebook are:
Meat - chicken
Meat - pork
Meat - beef
Meat - seafood
Produce - veggies
Produce - fruits
Hope that helps! I promise you, if you keep a price notebook on-hand you will - quite literally - save your family thousands of dollars over time. Knowledge is power, so KNOW YOUR PRICES!
Give it a try and let me know how it goes! Email me at email@example.com and you might just get featured :) Have a good day!...oh, and you're welcome :)