I recently read All in Good Time: When to Save, Stock Up, and Schedule Everything for Your Home – a new book by Mandi Ehman and Tara Kuczykowski. Since I follow both of their websites (Life…Your Way and Deal Seeking Mom) regularly, I was eager to see what more these fabulous ladies had to share. I was not disappointed.
All in Good Time is a book that teaches you how to be frugal – based on the time. It teaches how there is a proper time for everything, whether it is changing your sheets, calling for an appointment, or shopping for a new suitcase. I had always known this to be true but this book showed me exactly how true this premise is.
Some of my favorite things were this. I liked knowing that their stock-up laundry detergent price is 10 cents an ounce. It’s nice to have a formula to follow. That must be why I also liked their toilet paper principle. These ladies recommended paying 1 cent a square foot, or, more simply, $0.50 a double roll. I use the $0.50 rule already so it was good to know that I’m on the same frugal track!
Did you know that you can get a water heater timer to help lower your bills? I didn’t! Did you know that many utility companies have peak usage hours with lower rates for off-hours usage? I need to call my utility company to see if that is true of ours. Did you know that it’s not the threat count that matters but the type of thread used? Thanks to this book, now I know that, too!