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(Home Management) Buy One Ahead

There are few things more frustrating than not having an item on hand when you need it. Whether you run out of toilet paper or are lacking a can of tomato sauce to finish making supper, stress is introduced into your life. And when situations like this are repeated throughout your week, it creates the feeling of being perpetually behind.

With a simple tweak in how you manage your purchases, this particular stress can be easily removed from your life.

Transition to buying one ahead for your non-perishable foods, baking ingredients, and toiletries. As soon as you open a new bottle of shampoo, laundry detergent, a bag of flour, or a bottle of ketchup, add it to your shopping list. This removes the stress of discovering you are out of an item when you need it and extra trips to the store, as well as providing yourself with the opportunity to purchase the product when it is on sale. You end up saving money while making no change in lifestyle. The only thing that is removed is stress.

And all you have to do is buy one ahead.

*Tip – Don’t expect yourself to make this transition overnight. Begin to build your one-ahead-supply by buying a second item when you see a sale and ease into this home management technique one purchase at a time. It won’t be long before you see this habit integrated into your everyday life.