Name your favourite alternative household products and where to find them cheap!
November 28, 2010 2:54 PM Subscribe
Where do you find the lowest costs for various household products?
posted by mbatch to shopping (10 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
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... Paper products are cheapest at store A, meat at Store B, poultry at store C, diapers at store D - and you need the savings from every one of these stores to make your budget and food stamps work.
I started thinking about where to find cheap products and/or alternative products for the house that aren't specifically food but still fall under the category of "need to purchase this every few weeks or every month". For an example: paper towels. I prefer dish clothes to paper towels because I feel that having a big roll around encourages excessive waste.. nevertheless, sometimes it is the perfect solution. If I could find those giant low-grade brown recycled rolls you often find in public bathrooms and tuck it away for occasional use, I'd use them instead.. but where do you find them for a good price
(Sure, finding the best price for food items is great too - feel free to add suggestions, though this has been somewhat done to death here at
(I'm in Portland, ME. We have WalMarts, etc, but I'd prefer no suggestions for club-stores like Costco or Sam's Club).