Last night recovered chips, bottled waters (lots of it), men’s adult diapers (good for soaking up spills or God forbid a temporary bandage on a big wound), one 2 speed massager (new – works great for my tennis elbow and my bum knee), skin care and makeup.
Since I do not have health insurance and right now cannot afford it I have to self medicate minor injuries. The massager will be great tool for that.
The skin care and makeup I’ll be donating to a local shelter this week. The water I will keep.
There were several street people hovering by me last night. They didn’t get too close. When I got everything out I could (there were tons and tons of stuff left) I gave them some chips and water. I know it’s not very nutritional (the chips) but it was the best I could do that late at night.
I’m living on a bare bones budget. Later at night and first thing in the morning (right when the stores open) you’ll see discounted meat. Meat that needs to be sold that day. If you freeze it, you’re fine. Sometimes there is much as a 50-75% reduction in price.
Shop the clearance aisles. You’d be amazed at what you’d find. Target has clearance aisle all on the outside of their stores. You can find some seriously great bargains.
Cook at home – I can’t emphasize that enough. It’s great for your wallet and your waistline. If you must eat out on an occasional basis – look for coupons and deals. Restaurants are hurting and they need the money. Lastly, don’t forget to give a decent tip – food servers are hurting too.
I have a corkboard in my kitchen. When there is a great deal on a product I always buy I stick the coupon on my corkboard. I walk by it several times a day. How many times did something great come on sale and you forgot about it? Don’t forget good coupons as well. Ralph’s with their double coupons can save you a tremendous amount of money.
Last but not all least – for the most part people who work in retail or the food industry are generally mistreated by the public. Extend a little kindness to them. Believe me, it will go a long way. I get treated like a queen when I come in my regular stores. I treat these employees well and give them many of my finds.