Friday, September 4, 2009

How to Save Money on Feminine Hygiene Products for Better Vodka

You may remember this recent post, And You thought Diapers were Expensive . Go ahead and read if you haven't, it is short.

And just a bit of a rant first, if I might since it is my blog, I need a connection to some bloggers with teens. Am I missing them? I love the cute little kid stories honestly, and they make me laugh remembering how mine were when they were wee and tender. But now that they are surly teens/adults I need some co-commiseration. Would anyone like to step forward?  Even though all the moms and dads of the younger set know people with older kids I am going to make it my mission to let you in on all the horrors of the teen years, and the blessings because there are a few. I kid I love my teens...hic... Anyone with college bills, car troubles and savings accounts being depleted on feminine hygiene products? How's that for a segue to my main topic today?

I cleaned out my bathroom closet the other day. I organized it with those plastic basket thingys and put first aid stuff together and hair things in another basket etc. Well in and amongst all the debris that had built up in the closet was a plethora of feminine hygiene products.  I think we are set for months now. It is amazing all the nooks and crannies they can creep into. Figure I have saved enough for a good bottle of vodka for the next round of cramps (mine and theirs).

I am doing the downstairs bathroom today to see if I can afford olives to go with the vodka. I like the martini extra dry so not worried about the vermouth.

23 comments :

CougarTales said...

Hi! Stopping over from SITS this morning. Love your sense of humor! Happy Friday!
- CougarTales
http://www.cougar-tales.blogspot.com/

Christine said...

Hiya, Happy SITS Friday!
OMG, I can so relate to the amount of money spent on the dreaded F.H.P.'s. I say dreaded because my dear daughter and I are on the same schedule.......and go through boxes at an amazing speed. Haha, hubby sorta dreads it too. Let's just say there is a day or two that he tiptoes on the eggshells in our house:)
Take Care and I wish you a wonderful weekend....Labor Day means picnics and parties, right?

Housewife Savant said...

I hear your pain.
The Pampers/pantiliner combo adds up.
So do Pamprin and Poise.

Stereos and Souffles said...

The vermouth would just get in the way. But I must have olives. Good luck!
Stopped by from SITS.

Quarter Thrower said...

jesus, you are just out there to scare all the parents of children...children are less than 13, kids are older than 13....\

carma said...

I have a 13 year old - male; so hopefully he is not using any of those products!!

Vodka Logic said...

Condoms are expensive too and necessary but hopefully not needed as young.

xx

Stephanie Faris said...

Tampons seem to be EVERYWHERE. I find them in my purse, in my desk drawer at work...yet when I need one they're never around.

My boyfriend's daughter is 9, so I'm between both extremes. She's just entering the stage where she's embarrassed to be seen with us and rolling her eyes and such.

Alicia said...

seriously! between tampons, panty liners, and midol i could feel a small army!!

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

although my daughter is only 11 months old, she does love tampons. she always gets into the jumbo multi pack box i keep under the sink, rips off the wrapper, and sticks it in her mouth so only the string hangs out. i would take a picture of it but i am too nervous CPS would be up my a**

Nap Warden said...

Way to organize!

Inge' said...

I am so glad my daughter is 23 and has a job! Now she buys her own and I can pay my car off with the money I am saving on this stuff.

Between those and the price of make up, I could have bought a small mansion with a pool!

Elizabeth said...

visiting via the SITS comments. I don't have teenagers of my own, but I am immersed in the lives of my nephews who entered high school this year. You're right, I rarely find blogs where people talk about the joys of living w/ teens. Maybe because their kids don't want them writing about them.
I host a group for New England Bloggers on my site. The button is in the right sidebar. Stop by some time and check it out. Leave a comment if you'd like to be included.

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

DAMN YOU! PUT-THE-CHEEZITS-DOWN!

enough of this already!

i am always on point during the day. It's 11 at night when i'm lying in bed watching CHELSEA LATELY that i want to eat an entire bag of SHEARER'S rippled potato chips - the best chips on the planet.

S3XinthePantry said...

you're organized! I'm so jealous!

My first two are boys and not teens yet -

When did you start the condom supply?

I'm talking about EVERYTHING with them (they could probably teach health class!) so that's a start...

WhisperingWriter said...

I need to organize. There is all sorts of crap around my house at the moment.

Melissa B. said...

One of mine is still, technically, a teen. And one acts like one, so I'm stepping up with 2. And "feminine aids," as Mr. Fairway calls them, up the wazoo. And empty tampon boxes under the bathroom sink? Think I counted 9 or 10 the last time I tidied up. Pigs. Analgous to teenage girls, if you ask me...

Elizabeth said...

Hi, VL:
Got you on the list for NE Bloggers. There's nothing involved other than sharing the button. We began in Jan and have had a giveaway carnival, linking to each other to gain more visitors, and a get to know you activity. Both were entirely optional. I sent out an email last week asking if members who had etsy shops wanted to make a list so they could promote each other, and we are thinking about doing a virtual craft fair.
If you'd like to be included in emails about these things, send me a note. e_bogardus AT hotmail

PS-Here's a way to save $, there are people on etsy selling washable, reusable pads. Save the environment!

WhiteSockGirl said...

Conspiracy,... thats what it is! I am spending a fortune every month on Feminine Hygiene Products.

A darn small fortune,.. and because I am a freak, I am insisting to buy my own condoms. Nothing of that free stuff that you get, it is just not on.

Oh, I got so worked up now, I need alcohol.

Heather said...

Too funny! I agree, femine products seem to spread like wild fire! It drives my husband crazy! :) Stopping over from SITS! Have a great day!

JennyMac said...

LOL...I know this dilemma well...and now with the IUD, there is none of that. I havent bought tampons in years and dont miss them a bit. :)

blueviolet said...

I run out of the products in the boxes but the boxes are all still there. I'm terrible about buying new supplies. Every month, I get so excited when I shake a box and I think I've found something and it's just the folded paper insert.

I could use a few of yours, if you're looking to share. ;)

And I sure wouldn't mind finding more parents of older children either! My two are college aged so let me know if you find more of us with teens/older kids!

Dawna said...

LOL Amazing! Someone mentioned being on the same cycle as her daughter, I think it is a throwback to caveWOman times, as the same thing happened at my house.

Older kids? My oldest is 22 and my youngest is 2, plus a bunch in between.

Love your blog.