I know it is nothing like any of your suggestions, nor is it remotely linked to any of the ideas that I put forward but my husband is satisfied with the title so that is what matters.
So, The Duke is no more and GMan has joined the cast at Organised Castle.
We are not huge fans of online shopping but there are some instances where it is definitely worthwhile and pet food and supplies are one of them. This tends to be GMan’s domain and he orders tick and flea medication for the dog online. A few months ago he discovered that we could buy the dog food we usually purchase and it was cheaper to buy online and have it delivered than we where we had previously bought it. We buy 2 x 15kg sacks at a time and they are delivered to the door within a couple of days of placing the order. We no longer have a 70km round trip to buy it and don’t have to hoist 30kg of dog food into and out of the boot of the car. This is definitely quicker, easier and less expensive so we will definitely continue to buy it online.
Do you shop online? What do you buy?
online shopping is certainly handy & cheaper for many items; i buy my flea medications, not food, only buy pet mince from the butcher, don’t feed dry food anymore. also buy wool, buttons, knitting lace, knitting & crochet needles, etc & some books. wish i could do all my grocery shopping online too but that may happen in the future or i become totally self sufficient in growing & making my own foods. online is certainly one of many good tools to have.
thanx for sharing
Thanks for sharing your experiences of online shopping, Selina.
We experimented with buying all our groceries online some years ago. I was never happy with perishables bought that way, especially fruit and veg, but it was fine for store cupboard and household goods. Except when the website had glitches, which was fairly often. So we gave it up. Technology has moved on considerably since then, and I think it would work better now, but for the moment we’re happy with our ‘frequent and often’ shopping (during my husband’s lunch breaks), which means we don’t buy much more than we need for the immediate future (in theory) because he has to physically carry it home. But retirement is looming…
Changes in circumstances are certainly a time to review established practices. You seem to have a workable system at the moment, though.