Totally with you on this one. I was so annoyed by the ridiculous cost and the amount of trash todays shaving solutions, that I have switched to this solution.Also, for "toiletries" do you include razor blades? If so, you can save a ridiculous amount of money by using an old-style safety razor. Blades can usually be purchased around 20-25 cents each. I use an old Gillette that I found in an antique store for less than 10 dollars. Here's a link to an example of the style of razor I'm talking about:
I found a new $300 Hugo Boss sport coat with the tags still on it for $8 once. My size too!Thrift stores can be an amazing source of clothing/furniture/supplies that are in good shape. Americans like to buy things and then give up on them quickly. I find nearly unused items all the time.
Yes - my wife loves to shop at used clothing stores, and she finds most of my dress clothing, the stuff I wear when I play in church and synagogue, in these stores. A plus is that many of these stores support charities, e.g., my wife's local favorite is Goodwill store.Thrift stores can be an amazing source of clothing/furniture/supplies that are in good shape. Americans like to buy things and then give up on them quickly. I find nearly unused items all the time.
When I've been in cheap-eats mode, I also add eggs (around $6 for five dozen where I live), and beef or pork chorizo (around $1 per tube). Use a third of a tube and 4-5 eggs, add a side, and you've got a filling meal for almost nothing. Downsides are cholesterol (if you have a condition where you need to restrict it) and the nitrates/nitrites that come with the cheaper stuff. YMMVYou can save a lot on food by going "vegan by day". Rice and lentils, potato soup with kidney beans, hummus on homemade bread, oat meal for breakfast instead of store bought bread and then just eat your "normal food" for dinner.
In a weird spot, taking a bus to Vegas on 4/2 to move there. Quit my job as a BLS emt in san diego less than a week ago.Good work. Now you have some breathing room in the budget and can take some positive steps. What would you like to accomplish?