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We are a married couple who retired and moved to Thailand in 2014. You are welcome to join us and our travel monkeys Sun Wukong and Malcolm Jr. on our adventures! We hope you enjoy the trip as much as we do.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Shopping by Expiration Date

We have one year, one month - ish till we move to Thailand.  I am continuing to think over what we buy, keep, sell, give away, and donate.  Including during our weekly shopping trip to Costco where we pick up mostly fruits and veggies and large packages of paper towels, clothes soap and the occasional bunch of flowers my Handsome Husband buys for me.

Today was a hoot because we found ourselves shopping for things by expiration date.  There is just two of us and the items that come in 55 gallon drum sizes usually last us a very long time or they go bad before we can use it all.   As we shopped we asked each other....."When does it expire?"

Peanut Butter - August 2014   Yep, in the basket it went.
Raspberry Spread - November 2014.
Deodorant in a package of 5 - September 2014.  
Hand Lotion - July 2014.
The small paper cups have 600 in the package and we have 405 days till we move......Yep!

As excited as we were to know we don't have to buy those things again for a year, it was a little weird to grasp the shelf life.   So if there were food shortages in the US we could at least live on peanut butter and jelly, be soft and smell good!
Oh......The Kegerator in the background WILL be empty before we leave.

1 comment:

  1. I still can't believe the insurance run around you guys had, this is one of the things I hate about this place. I used to complain about my insurance premium of $816 a month, but wow! I remember when I first started teaching, (here in Calif) insurance was 100% covered. So much for those days. I have to admit, I was eye-balling that Kegerator in the background way before I got to the end of your post. What a shame to leave it behind...but then, I am sure it will find a good home. I hope to meet you guys sometime, once I get there. We've exchanged a few comments on the retirecheapasia board. (Scott)...Nice house btw. That is what I have to start thinking about...where to rent, especially short term when I step off the jet. What to do, where to go....
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