Amazon wish lists
Living out in the middle of nowhere and also having no urge to go anywhere to actually shop leads me to do the bulk of my shopping (both actual purchases and window shopping) online. And of course, there’s no easier way than right in the Amazon app on my phone.
I have shopped so much with Amazon over the last who knows how many years that I have carefully crafted wish lists. Things that are for me, things that are for business, Kindle books that I want to read, things that are for my school babies, lists for each of my children, and lists for different events in my life.
These lists are great to refer back to when someone asks me what I’d like as a gift, or when I need a gift idea for someone else in my life. I absolutely love my Amazon wish lists, they are a lifesaver!
Things I would love to have from each list
As I go about different projects, I make sure to add items so that not only I can go back and purchase, but so that I can also hint to my husband to purchase. He probably never reads this blog, but he would tell you that my hints are much more like a sledgehammer to a pinky toe, I bombard him with links when I know he is getting ready to look for gifts.
I love love love a thermal printer. I have one already and it makes shipping for my business a breeze, as well as creating labels for my booth and craft shows. The one and only thing I do not like about it however is that it does not connect to my phone, so I have this one on my wish list to purchase next time I have spare cash, or the next time someone asks me what I want for my birthday, Christmas, etc.
Back to school
With me starting back to school in a few weeks, I am looking for ways to stay organized, and I am OBSESSED with this binder. Seriously, if someone bought it for me, I would be over the moon. I am going to attempt to get it for myself soon, but I am really trying hard to not spend more money than absolutely necessary until I find out if I am getting any financial aid.
For my school babies
I have a list for my school babies that I share every so often. Currently it has black notebook paper and silver gel pens on it because one of my babies at school has discovered a new love for writing, but ONLY with black paper and gel pens. I also have tons of other fun life skills items on there as well as some Ag class things, but thankfully we’re getting pretty stocked on these items and should have plenty for next year.
I could probably share a million other things on my different lists, but I don’t want this to turn into a post where it looks like I’m begging for things, because I’m not; I just really like sharing some of the cool things that I find when I’m window shopping in my free time.
Things I order repeatedly
Have you tried Amazon subscriptions? This is one of my favorite ways to save money as well as make sure that I never run out of some of my essentials.
I cannot live without coffee. This is no surprise to anyone who knows me in person. I have my k-cups automatically delivered to me every 4 weeks, and this is a lifesaver. Not only does it save me money, but I never run out. Occasionally, I have enough extras that I can skip a month of ordering, but that doesn’t happen very often.
My boys LOVE chocolate milk. This comes as no surprise to most moms. I have this HUGE jug of chocolate syrup delivered every few months and it is AWESOME. We ordered the pump for it and keep it right on the refrigerator door. It is a staple in our house. Even the little guy gets to enjoy using it.
We also order things to automatically be replenished such as toilet paper, dishwasher tablets, trash bags, tooth paste, and probably more things that I haven’t even thought of. Some of it doesn’t necessarily save money as much as it does the stress of forgetting and running out. I HATE going to the store because we ran out of trash bags and no one said anything until we’re literally hauling the last one out of the house, packed full of garbage.
I don’t know how many other people go through this, it could just be me… We go through chargers at our house like nothing else. I don’t know why. My first cell phone, I kept the same charger the entire time I had it. These days, we get a new charger every few weeks or months. It has been much more economical to purchase them on Amazon, AND these tend to last a lot longer as well.
What are your Amazon obsessions? Is there anything that you get that you just can’t live without? Leave a comment and let me know. Also, if you liked any of these suggestions, let me know that as well!
I hope you enjoyed this post. I’m really enjoying getting back online and writing for all of you these days. I promise to find something more interesting to write about in the future, although I do hope this proved useful!