Not so very long ago, I was the queen of all brand snobs. I had a favorite brand for just about everything you can imagine. But several years ago when the economy took a turn, I had to learn how to live on less. Reluctantly, I let go of my favorites and began to test the waters with new brands that happened to be on sale with a coupon. To my surprise, I actually liked most of them!
If you’re living with a tight budget, try letting go of brand loyalty. You’ll often be rewarded with free (or cheap) deodorant, toothpaste, shampoo, body wash, razors and more at the drug stores. If you’ve been following along with the MBH $10 Stockpiling Challenge, then you know how much can be accomplished if you are a little flexible.
Today, I have a stockpile filled with personal and household essentials in a variety of brands. I’ll admit, I still have a few brand favorites, but with all the savings I realize on the other stuff, splurging on a few things no longer breaks the bank!