I’ve noticed a rather important change that has came upon the heels of my decision to ditch my van.
I buy smaller quantities when I shop.
Considerably smaller quantities.
For instance, when the cats ran out of food the weather was rather unpleasant. Rather than walk all of the way to Tractor Supply or WalMart (or even call my daughter for a lift) I wandered down the street to my local Family Dollar and purchased a small bag from there.
When I ran out of sugar I purchased a small four pound bag instead of the bigger bags I normally buy.
And when I went to stock up on food I only purchased enough for a few days instead of the month I normally shop for.
It is too early to see if the change in shopping habits will affect my pocketbook but it is an interesting change nevertheless.
I haven’t not stocked up on a shopping trip since the days when I had to walk the three miles to the local grocery back when I was married.
Fortunately, this time I am walking by choice rather than necessity.
When you shop, do you stock up or do you instead purchase in smaller quantities? Please share your stories in the comments below.