Friday, September 14, 2018

A Tisket, A Tasket, Groceries in a Basket

I am really enjoying watching YouTube homemaking vlogs especially showcasing people's grocery hauls.

I don't quite know why I'm fascinated by them.  It might be because usually it involves buying a LOT at once.  The titles tend to be something like $1200 Grocery Haul from Sam's Club, Walmart, Trader Joe's or $750 September Grocery Haul for Family of 5, etc etc.  Some of these families don't live close to the grocery stores, I guess.

As I watch them point out and describe each item, I'm wondering where do they put all this stuff...  They must have multiple refrigerators and freezers.

It is rather hypnotizing seeing all the groceries and grocery receipts and listening to each item's price and what they will use it for.

I wonder if it might not be cheaper to wait and watch for the weekly sales and buy those items.  It would involve driving more, I guess, so maybe the price of gas wouldn't be worth the difference.

It might be kind of fun to make a homemaking/shopping vlog.  Anyone else mesmerized by these kind of videos?

PS I enjoy the videos that are less than 15 minutes or so.  Some of them go on for an hour.  I'm thinking.... aren't the frozen food items thawing out?.... or the dairy items going bad?

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  1. I am amazes that people have time to sit in front of cameras to do this!

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    1. Elizabeth, and there must be more time added to edit the video etc.

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  2. I rarely watch vlogs - I can read much faster and skip any boring parts. Some people dither on and on when on camera. I want to tell them "get to the point - make every word count."

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    1. Lorrie, too cute! I lose interest if they are too long.

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  3. Hi Gina~

    I don't understand how people can eat that much food! I daresay that my food bill is one of my cheapest Bill's. I do buy food storage items every month or two, and I try to he careful with food, I don't like to waste it.

    You are such a good bargain shopper, and amazing with coupons...I need a page or two from your book sweet friend!

    Gave a great weekend!

    Hugs and Love,
    Barb

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    1. Barb, I think many of them don't shop often. I usually just grocery shop once a week - maybe twice a week. I don't know what they do with all the food - ie 6 dozen eggs. xo

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  4. I have not watched any of those vlogs, I hate shopping and hate cooking so it wouldn't really interest me much.

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    1. Connie, I didn't know that. I like grocery shopping but I wouldn't like to buy too much stuff because then you have to put it all away etc. Yikes! I like cooking most nights.

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  5. I have become quite the you tube fan Gina. However I watch Dollar Tree hauls from different ladies. They fascinate me. And Of Course, I watch all the Floss Tubes I can fit into my day. I rarely watch tv anymore.

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    1. Arlene, I've never seen a floss tube. I will have to check those out!

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  6. Homemaking vlogs are entertaining to me, as well.
    I've gathered a few great ideas for cooking and decorating, and crafting.
    My favorite Youtube shows are Escape to the Country, about British folks leaving cities and getting into the country.
    Shows like that are quite entertaining to have running, even if I'm puttering around getting daily household stuff done :)

    Have a happy day.

    ~K.

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    1. Kerin, thank you for the vlog recommendation. I will look for Escape to the Country!

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