Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Are you "Crunchy"
What do you do that fits a "crunchy" lifestyle? The more I try to cut our budget without jeopardizing our food budget the more the answer seems to be a "crunchy" lifestyle. We already shop second hand for I would say 90% of our families clothing. I garage sale April till September then second hand store it in the winter. I buy in bulk from a buying club, you know 25 pounds of rice at a time. I make our own granola. The making of the bread is not going as well though. Paper products kill us every month, toilet paper, diapers, wipes, paper towels, tampons and stuff all add up. The hubby wants paper napkins or towels in the house, he is less than impressed when cloth napkins are the only thing left. I know that there are cloth diapers and I have them but I need to get some plastic pants that fit, otherwise I do way to much laundry and then I'm not saving and money. In the summer I try to hang the laundry outside but I have to dry the kiddos inside because of the allergy thing. Our air is ran constantly in the summer too because of the allergy thing, no point saving 30 bucks on our electric bill when they get sick and we end up at the Doc's forking over an extra 45 bucks because of it. So please give me 'crunchy' ideas.