Friday, February 25, 2011

Spring Cleaning, Good Will, and Observations.

Right now I am just sitting here, after doing a day of minor shopping. Yesterday I did a bit of cleaning out my chest of drawers looking to get rid of a bunch of clothes I do not wear any more to make room. Yes, I have started the spring cleaning routine. At the end of it all I ended up with a good size trash bag of clothes. Today I made an outing of it, decided to do the good karma thing and dropped it off at Goodwill as a donation. Heck, some of my items were really nice stuff, and maybe someone less fortunate could use them. Then I went into the store and snagged up a dozen Kerr mason jars. It was a little pricey, but this was Goodwill, so I don't mind the purchase. How many of you donate stuff BTW, and if so, what do you donate?

Then after that I went to Walmart. I really wanted to check prices on vacuum sealers, but they did not have any at my local one. (NOTE: If anyone can recommend a good one to me, please put it in the comments section. I would really appreciate it!) There was a few things I noticed, beans, rice and #10 cans of garbanzo beans were basically on or near the end caps of their food shelves. Also, no real food sales this time around, interesting huh? Plus everything looks like it went up almost a dollar. Oh and the bottled water shelves were 3/4ths empty too. This was in the middle of the afternoon. Maybe it is just me, but that is just a little bit of an observation. (Dang it, I wanted to see if they had any mountain house meals there and forgot to check.) Wally worlds prices are still not that bad though.

3 comments:

SciFiChick said...

Sounds like you have been busy. There is a women's shelter where I used to live that got all my donations. I will have to find another place for my "stuff". around here.
As for the vacuum sealer, I love my FoodSaver. I highly recommend them.Of course that is just my opinion...
Prep Like your life depended on it, because it just might!

Kimberly @ We Call Her Momma said...

I got my Food Saver at a thrift store for $3.50. I ordered online for the tubes and canning jar sealer tops. After 2 years it's still working great.

Anonymous said...

I wasn't sure if anyone else noticed the Walmart thing! Our Walmart had an endcap of rice, another of beans, and another of canned meats. I found this a little unnerving! They also had a a basket of survival stuff in a basket at the front of the grocery entrance that asked "Are you ready?" then listed a link to a state agency encouraging the public to be ready for a 72 hour emergency. Hmmmmm...