Well, this is going to be kind of a fun, silly post. On Saturday, Tyler and I are moving all of our belongings to St. Louis. So I've been packing our things up here in Oklahoma City. We didn't bring a whole lot down here: tupperware, clothes, a few paper products, some food, and of course, my crafts. I went shopping when I first got down here and bought the "necessities." Some things I knew wouldn't last the whole 3 months, but some things I hoped would last that long.
Well, I thought I might help some people out by sharing what lasted for 3 whole months. So if you take a 3 month vacation or mission trip or perhaps you might be studying abroad, take note! :]
You can use 3 travel size contact solution bottles. For those of you who are like me and hate math, no worries. I did the calculation for you. That's an average of 1 bottle per month.
For those of you who LOVE peanut butter as much as I do, you can use 3 jars of peanut butter. (Actually, I cooked with the third jar, so technically you can use 2 jars in 3 months.)
Tyler used a whole jar each of mayo and mustard. He took his lunch to work each day, and that also helped us save money! (and I say "Tyler" because I think both mayo and mustard is just plain nasty.)
You can use a small bottle of soap, a jar of jelly, and 3 canisters of the "just add water" lemonade/tea/koolaid.
You can use a whole package of sugar and whole wheat flour. These are both the smaller packages. (I threw the package of the whole wheat flour out before I got a picture of it!)
You can use 2 bottles of liquid detergent. I really don't like liquid detergent, but that's all they had at Aldi. You can also use a box of dryer sheets.
You can also use a whole box of Kleenex.
I know this is a silly post, but honestly, I think being a good steward of my money is an important concept. I didn't and still don't want to throw excessive amounts of things away, so the challenge to find things that would last the 3 months was fun. Hope you enjoyed my research findings! :]