The New Queen of Grocery Purchasing 👑


Good morning my fiscal associates!!

I’ve been lacking you… And onto many a brand new journey over right here in my absence!

First: I picked up a steel detector once more after a decade or so away! And it’s been hella enjoyable digging up previous artifacts once more whereas cleansing up areas of trash and beer cans, lol… Undecided it’s been a completely good trade of time, however all that can change the day I dig up a hoard of gold cash!! *evil chortle*

I’ve additionally was an grownup and scheduled one million physician visits to lastly cope with issues which have crept up for me in previous age… Issues I usually delay ceaselessly as a result of, nicely, I’m a man, however now that I don’t have an actual job anymore I not have the largest excuse of “no time” 😉

To date this week I’ve seen an orthopedic specialist for my long-aching decrease again (seems I’ve degenerative disc illness – eek!), subsequent week I meet with a gastroenterologist to speak about the potential of doing an early colonoscopy to see if something’s regarding, after which lastly it appears like my Pemphigus Vulgaris could also be coming again in my nostril so unfort. want to satisfy with my dermatologist once more to see if one other spherical of infusions is so as there, ugh…

On the plus aspect, my stress is sort of non-existent and my spirits are excessive so it’s arduous to complain an excessive amount of! Simply chalking it as much as being an ever rising (older) human being!

Then currently, in my fixed pursuit of creating higher use of my time and serving to others, I’ve determined to tackle my spouse’s #1 private enemy:

GROCERY SHOPPING 😂

One thing {that a}) I’ve by no means actually paid a lot consideration to as a result of it’s been in her area for over 15 years now, and b) had no thought what I used to be actually stepping into till I began doing it! Haha… Seems it’s various work!! To not point out requiring oodles of TIME, persistence, and stopping each different impulse of yours to grab goodies off the shelf each two seconds, gosh…

WHY DO THEY SELL SO MUCH YUMMY FOOD THAT’S BAD FOR YOU?!!

However we’re three weeks in now and I’m lastly beginning to get the cling of it… And weirdly, kinda having fun with it? No a lot within the procuring a part of it per se, however extra within the “studying one thing new and attempting to make it as environment friendly as potential” half.

It’s felt GREAT having full permission to go in and fully do as I please with our pantry/fridge too, and the day I took over I instantly went by way of each single merchandise and ended up throwing out over 70% (!!) of our freezer and not less than 20% of our fridge and pantry of expired or never-gonna-use meals. The minimalist in me had a discipline day! And I can already inform my spouse is extra relaxed not having to squeeze in grocery runs in between work a number of occasions every week.

So a win-win throughout up to now!

riding shopping cart

(Additionally satisfying btw: working and leaping on the cart as for those who have been 8 once more, haha… Completely forgot that feeling and this time there’s no grownup to cease me!!!)

Some issues I’ve realized up to now in case anybody else is about to embark on this journey:

  • Maintain reusable baggage within the trunk of your automotive so that you always remember them
  • Allot sufficient time to *put away* your groceries as soon as again!
  • NEVER GO SHOPPING WHILE HANGRY!!!
  • Permit your self *one* deal with per go to to assist with motivation
  • Maintain your youngsters at house until you need your journey to take 2x longer
  • Go to *every* retailer in your group to get a really feel for what’s there, how a lot all of it prices, and naturally how annoying/peaceable/busy every place is throughout totally different components of the day. <– That is what I’m in the course of proper now and I’m blown away by how *drastic* the costs may be for the EXACT SAME ITEM!!! And likewise how totally different all of the shops setups are, which I assume simply takes some getting used to over time?
  • After which lastly, which I’m studying the arduous means up to now, haha, be sure to know what manufacturers/gadgets are *non-negotiable* with your loved ones members! It’s not at all times simply concerning the prices, and the littlest issues could make the largest variations apparently, lol… (Taking a look at you orange juice and rooster nuggets!!)

So yeah, another factor added to my Dad Duties and feeling fairly good with myself right here… The Behavior Stack will get greater, and I’m that a lot nearer to being a domesticated grownup! 😂 Seems I can do extra stuff than simply cash – hah.

(Talking of cash – one other eye opener??? Some issues are SO EXPENSIVE now!! Peanut butter?? Eggs? Yogurt?? All double what I keep in mind paying for them on my odd procuring journey… Actually, the one factor that appears to have stayed the identical through the years is milk. I swear I’ve been spending $2-$3 for a gallon since I used to be in faculty, however I might be remembering fallacious… Oh, additionally fruits and veggies and particularly spinach… You will get a complete TUB full for under $3! What a cut price!!)

At any price, that’s what I’ve been as much as over right here! How about you?! Taking up any new objectives or adventures of your personal? Have any suggestions or tips you employ to make your grocery procuring smoother??!

Spill your secrets and techniques within the feedback or e mail me please!! 🙂

Additionally – inform me the way you KEEP TRACK of all of it… I’ve been utilizing the notes app on my cellphone however questioning if there’s a greater software/system on the market?

Hope you’re nicely!

Your domesticated (and quick getting older) buddy,

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PS: Different issues I’ve been stepping into currently:

  • Hopped on a podcast to speak about $$$, transparency, and danger –> Valiant Enterprise
  • Wrote a brand new put up on my Coin Weblog –> Prop Cash is Flooding Our City!
  • Cashed out the final of my bitcoin as soon as and for all. So that you’re welcome for it going again up now! Haha… I’ve at all times had the “finest” timing for when to go out and in, so it’s no shock my $20,000 pot ended up at $10,000 🙃 Would have continued letting it journey, however wanted to max out my IRAs for the final tax yr and didn’t wish to dip into different investments. Only one other thing tacked onto my Resume of Fails!
  • Lastly received my tattoos!!!! They usually’re so fairly!!! Harm like hell across the collar bones, however def. price it (and at all times one thing concerning the ache making you’re feeling such as you really *achieved* one thing, lol… isn’t that bizarre?) Pic down beneath, or you possibly can click on right here to see the levels from begin to end on IG.
  • Nonetheless volunteering/discovering donations for my homeless associates. Although unhappy to report my previous buddy Lizzy has been out and in of jail over the weeks since she hasn’t been in a position to pay for any of her tickets she’s gotten from sleeping in parks 🙁 Are you able to think about?? Getting locked up simply because you possibly can’t pay $200-$300? She’ll be proper again in there once more too as a result of SHE HAS NO HOME AND HAS TO SLEEP SOMEWHERE!! However as at all times I simply listened and talked together with her for a bit and made it my mission to be taught extra and see how finest I may also help. Simply wrapped up a 2 hour coaching the opposite day from the native shelter so slowly making some progress right here…
  • And lastly, I began taking on bowling out of all issues, haha… Had the hankering someday (that’s proper, hankering!!) after which blew virtually $40 in a single hour (!!). WOW has it gotten costly. However a little bit birdy advised me to go looking Groupon for offers, and positive sufficient there’s a plethora of them the place you possibly can bowl for 50%-70% off! So I picked up the max coupons you would purchase, and now my dad and I meet weekly to bowl a number of video games within the morning whereas everybody’s at work 😉 It’s the primary time in years simply doing one thing with the 2 of us which is virtually priceless… though we’re paying for it – hah. One more perk to chasing FIRE although! Impacts all areas of your life with a lot time freed up. So carry on going!! The battle is nicely price it! 👊

sparrow tattoos [Another interesting thing about getting these? I had to shave my chest and now kinda like it?! Though it does add more time to the shaving regiment, lol…]

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