Thursday, November 13, 2008

Who knew I was living in the Stone Age???

I am what some people call "frugal"...but honestly, I am quite cheap! I don't believe in replacing something til it breaks, or has so many holes that it no longer covers the vital areas. I live for the 50-75% off racks at the PX (Post Exchange), and love flea markets b/c I have gotten quite good at haggling. Maybe it's b/c I have never had money to blow, and I am always paranoid about unexpected expenses...

I decided on Monday that I needed a new toothbrush, and my favorite toothpaste was kind of low, so off to WalMart I went. While I was there I also decided that I should get a bath mat for my bathroom (I always used a towel on the floor...I told you I was cheap!) and then I saw a cute toothbrush holder, and decided that I would finally start keeping my toothbrush in my bathroom (Eric's bathroom had one, so I saw no need to have 2).

Then I went over to pick out a new toothbrush, and when comparing the prices I noticed that the really cool Crest Spin brush's were only $8. I figured, why not and picked one up. I set up my new bathroom, and cleaned all my hair & body products off the sink, and was excited to try it later that day.

Well, I am such a creature of habit that I didn't even remember about it til this morning.....WOW!!! I love my new toothbrush! My teeth feel so clean, and even that one area that I always seem to battle with was no trouble for this new wonder.

While I am so stoked that I took the plunge with this modern marvel...I am curious as to what else I am missing out on?

9 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Congrats on the new toothbrush!

And what is the PX?

Mary said...

The PX (Post Exchange) is the military's version of a Walmart/Target...a really bad one. They have clothes, shoes, jewelry, hunting supplies (always a must), sports equipment, electronics, etc. They only carry name brand products, but at a discounted price. Which is where I got my Vera Bradley purse for $40, instead of the normal $60!

The Commissary is the military version of a grocery store, again with only brand names, but at discounted prices. But, in reality it is only cheaper if you live on the military base, b/c after you spend the money on gas to get there, they charge you a "surcharge" which is equal to sales tax, and you have to tip the bagger. That is why I normally go to Walmart (for the cheap walmart brand) unless I happen to be in the area.

Michelle said...

I never wanted a spin brush cause I thought only geeks had "special toothbrushes". lol. But Mike ended up buying one for me and my teeth have never felt so
clean. :) We got one for Jacob too and it makes brushing his teeth sooooo much easier.

Jillene said...

We have Sonic Care toothbrushes--you know the ones that cost $100.00 each. Those are the perks for having a sister-in-law that is a dental assistant because I didn't pay a penny for them!!

the letter Bee said...

Mary, welcome to the Celestial Wallet Club, where your wallet is sealed for Time & All Eternity.

LOL

Gillie said...

Never skimp on body hygiene. That's my motto. I may not have a years supply of food, but you better believe I have enough tampons and deodorant to last that long. And extra toothbrush heads for our oral-B toothbrush. I remember well the lecture on cardiology when I learned that people with poor oral hygiene die younger.

I miss the PX deals. My first pair of sneakers were bought at the PX in Frankfurt, Germany. They were blue and white and called 'Bubblegummers.'

Wendyburd1 said...

Wow if this toothbrush is a marvel to you...you are missing on SO much! LOL! Guess what they even have listerine in flavors that don't BURN!!LOL

Becky said...

yay! someone as equally frugal as me :). Nowadays I know very few people who "don't replace something til it breaks, or has so many holes that it no longer covers the vital areas." When I use something for a long time and someone suggest I get a new one I am always perfectly flabbergasted. Yeah, it may be a little outdated and worse for wear, but it still works. so what's the deal?

Jen said...

I use a towel on the bathroom floor, but that's just because our kitty pees on every bath mat we try to use. She leaves towels alone, though. Go figure.