My thoughts the other day about the reasons I buy with ’just in case’ being one of them brought back memories of my mother and her habits and realisation that maybe there’s a case of Like mother – Like daughter in my house.
My mother was a funny one – at times so tight with her money and yet so free at others. She had a thing about buying things ‘just in case’ – according to her she didn’t stockpile (a dirty word during and just after the war)…….. she would have things on hand – ‘just in case’.
Not quite as bad or in the same vein as my Irish granny (her mother in law) who I’m sure had saved enough string to go round the world (just in case anyone needed it ) as well as oodles of other ‘useful’ bits and pieces that really weren’t needed at all but she had lived through two world wars and a depression so I suppose could be forgiven (except by my aunties when it came to clearing the house out after she died!)
We all try to be a little thrifty at times so when things come on special I’ll pick up extra bits that I know we will use – not actually stockpiling, because to do that properly you have to check dates and rotate oldest to the front and all that, and that’s almost like work – these extra bits are for ‘just in case’.
Do you remember when the only way you got toilet rolls was singly or in double packs? Then came fours and ….now as we all know, anything is possible.
On occasion I may have picked up a couple of extra packs of the really soft brand we use and left them in the garage – because they come in 20s (or even more) these days, the packs are so large they need to be stored out there in an old cupboard.
Do you also remember what I was saying the other day about having too much stuff…..
well I popped out there to bring another pack into the house and….
well, it would seem that (once the initial panic buying slowed down and it became a staple item on the supermarket shelves again) I’ve picked up quite a few extra packs of loo paper during this pandemic time – how long do you think it will take us to use 180 rolls of toilet paper??
Buying in bulk – ‘just in case’ – good idea or not?
A little bit of trivia….this is printed on the inside of the cardboard roll….
Quilton loves your bum 😊