This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Walmart.
There is a three year age gap in between each of my children. I used to think that I wanted it to be a two year age gap but it turns out I love the three year age gap. The interesting things about the three year age gap is right when you get used to things being a little easier they get harder again. Kyla and I had gotten into quite the rhythm. Mason had started school and while he was in school we would run our errands. It was like this for a couple of months and then little Emilia entered our world. Mason is still in school so while I’m back to running errands with two children I don’t have to run errands with three.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned (or maybe re-learned?) is that running errands just isn’t the same when you have a newborn. There are so many factors you have to keep in mind. Everything takes twice as long to do. Getting out the door, getting packed into the car, getting unpacked, the errands at the store. It all takes more time than you anyone without children could even understand or even someone with children. I myself have come to the realization that it doesn’t take me 10 minutes to get out the door like I thought it did but instead close to 30 ON A GOOD DAY! There is always one more thing I have to do before running out the door.
All this to say that I try to avoid trips to the store like the plague. Instead of grabbing a small bag of diapers. I grab the HUGE box of diapers.
Yup, you read that right 168 diapers. I’m not even sure how I’ll be able to get through all of those before she becomes a size 2 but by golly, I have faith in Emilia and the mama’s milk she’s eating.
Instead of enough toilet paper to get me through the week I grab enough to last us a month.
And dish soap? Don’t even get me started. Apparently even though Emilia doesn’t even eat yet we still have more dishes than ever. Or maybe it’s just that I’m busier than ever?
Stocking up on the things we always need makes a huge difference.
Not only am I saving money by purchasing the larger items which are cheaper but the number one way I’m saving myself money is by saving myself a trip to the store where I inevitably spend more. You know what I’m talking about. You go to the store because you’re out of toilet paper and you walk out with toilet paper, ice cream and a bottle of wine. Yup, it was that kind of day! Got that? The number one way to save money at the grocery store is to stock up on your basics so that you’re not making a trip to the grocery store every day!
I’m not just saving myself money by stocking up, I’m saving myself time. I can save even more time by shopping online at stockupsave.com. If you prefer the in-store experience (it does after all get you out of the house) head to Walmart, to stock up and save.
You can save even more by using the Ibotta app starting on April 11th. Don’t forget to join the April Stock Up & Save Event on Facebook to get reminders throughout the month on stocking up!
I only mentioned a few of the great things you can stock up on, this month at Walmart stock up and save on
- Bounty Select-A-Size 12-Pack Mega Roll
- Tide 100 oz. Original HE Liquid Laundry Detergent
- Pampers Swaddlers Huge Box
- Head & Shoulders Dry Scalp Shampoo, 23.7 oz.
- Head & Shoulders Dry Scalp Conditioner, 23.7 oz.
- Febreze Air Effects Linen & Sky
- Dawn Original 75 oz.
- Gillette MACH3 Sensitive Disposable 3-Pack
- Venus Sensitive Disposable 3-Pack
- Gain 100 oz. Original Liquid Laundry Detergent
- Charmin Ultra Strong 36 Double-Roll Pack
- Crest Pro-Health Advanced Toothpaste