It's Friday which means hey, most of us are starring down the barrel of the weekend! YAY!
The photo? Oh it has nothing to do with the weekend per se. I didn't have a "weekend" photo for this post and I liked this picture. That's all :) Oh I suppose I could have stretched it and said something about how most people feel very strongly about the weekend, they either love it or dread it, it's a very Black & White issue. (hence the black and white photo). Or perhaps a connection link to how the bird, appears to be starring down at his own reflection and here we are "starring down the barrel of the weekend" as I wrote in the opening today. But I try to always be honest and honestly, I just didn't have a good header photo for today's blogpost.
Anyway, do you have any plans? The only thing I know for sure are that tomorrow we are going to Costco so I guess we have a Saturday plan. I am a huge fan of saving money and there are some things at Costco that are very definitely money savers! Of course buying in bulk means making sure you have room for the Large Economy Size of everything purchased there. So customers do have to take that into consideration. And we do.
When we set up the utility room we intentionally denoted a specific spot for bulk paper products. It's so handy to have paper towels, toilet paper, laundry soap, zippy bags and so forth in large quantities so they are always on hand. And bonus those things are almost never on the weekly grocery list. Big money saver! BUT when buying in bulk these are items that take up a great deal of space. Ours is a small house, which means limited storage. We definitely put thought went into all of our storage solutions. Especially Costco related storage.
Hey do you remember the olden days when Costco always offered samples of stuff? All kind of different foods and drinks in nearly every aisle. You could walk through the store tasting things you didn't even know existed, while replenishing your supplies of paper goods and coffee pods, get a decent amount of exercise (it's a HUGE place!) all the while saving some money. Good Stuff.
I also like how quick and efficient check out is. No matter how busy it is, how long the line is, check out goes pretty darned fast. I am absolutely in favour of that. I don't think anyone really enjoys standing in lines forever, right?
They have such a wide variety of items to buy there. It's not just food and paper products! They have furniture, linens and clothes too! We've never purchased electronics or jewelry there though it's fun to look at, but we have picked up other odd items that we might nor ordinarily buy in a grocery store, like hats or Christmas decor and once I bought a sweater there which leads me to something I am not a fan of at Costco.
My least favourite thing about the place is how freakin' cold it is inside. Tim of course loves it. But here it is, the middle of July in Florida (which means hot) and tomorrow I will bring my denim jacket with me because if I don't, in very short order my teeth will be chattering and I will have chill bumps on my arms. Which is why that one time, I bought a sweater there! I know, I know, most people don't mind the cold at all and this time of year probably find it refreshing. I'm just weird.
We like to go up and down every single aisle and see what's there. It can be different, week to week. And sometimes they have the strangest things and I find that so much fun. We will point things out to each other, sometimes stop and read the packaging and every once in awhile, something finds it way to our carriage. It's not on the list but hey, gotta have some fun too.
I know that they have discounted cruises and window treatments and other unexpected thing such as: musical instruments and playscapes and saunas! You can buy barns (not joking), very cool kitchen gadgetry and even vending machines through Costco! And at Christmas time, it is a go-to place for decorating and gifts for a LOT of people!
We've been Costco members for a long time. I cannot remember if we joined in Connecticut or Colorado, but I do recall checking out several relatively local shopper club kind of places such as BJ's, Sam's Club as well as Costco before settling on Costco. Frankly I have no recollection at all about why we decided on Costco over the others. But I'm so glad we did.
Tomorrow is Costco Day! Yay! No idea what we're doing on Sunday but Yay for Sunday anyway!
Hope you guys all have a great weekend too!
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.