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Grocery Spending

Food Only

Oct 2010 - $231.39

Nov 2010 - $998.22

Dec 2010 - $340.29

Jan 2011 - $855.15

Feb 2011 - $203.17

Mar 2011 - $916.52

Monthly Average $590.79

Weekly Average $137.85
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Travel Like the Stumpfs Tip #2 - 2010 Edition

In preparing for Disney World last year, I discussed how we pack to move our army for a week. We were relying on the laundromat at our Disney Resort to wash our clothes mid-way through the week. Three hours and $25 later, we had a bunch of wet clothes all over our hotel room.

Note the cube of Pepsi Max!
 This year we knew we'd have to bring enough clothes for the entire week. However, last year's 5 totes was pushing our storage constraints. Space bags were considered, but deemed too pricey.

We finally decided on XXL Ziploc bags. Each bag easily holds two days of clothes (that's over 60 items plus diapers). Plus they're "squishable" and should fit into nooks and crannies better than the hard totes.

The best price I found was at Soap.com where the bags work out to just over $2 each. (Besides, look how happy the gal on the box is!)

We still plan to use 2 totes: one for food and one for our "swim/jammie" bin since that one has our toiletry organizer that wouldn't fair well in a Ziploc.

1 comment:

  1. Good Idea! We do backpacks for each of the big kids and then all the littles share one bag. Diapers and wipes go in an egg crate which fits under the bench seats in the van. When it's time to load up or unload they all grab their packs and off we go. Snacks are also in crates under the seats and each child has their pillow with small blanket that fits in the pillow case when not in use. Have so much fun in Disney oh how I wish we could be going with you. Enjoy the Magic!