There are quite a few Aldi’s store around these days. If you haven’t visited one, you should. I first became familiar with Aldi’s in Germany. It was the grocery store I went to with my mother when we were in Germany. It is not quite the same as in the US, but they have some really awesome savings and great German products if you’re into that. I am, but I also love saving money.
Here in the US, Aldo’s is known as a discount store. But if you are thinking that it is cheap, it’s just not true. It may be less expensive, but nearly all of it is really good. Besides, milk comes from cows. Eggs come from chickens. Not much that can change with that. Why pay more?
Last week, I bought eggs for $.89 and a gallon of milk for $1.79. It costs way more in the regular Kroger, Super Walmart etc…
Besides regular staples you will find a wide array of other items. It is not all Aldi’s brand, but some is. If you like Sauerkraut, theirs is really good. Reminds me of what Mom used to make. Also, at the holidays, they have all kinds of German candy and cookies (and some regular USA varieties also).
Yesterday we had some German Frankfurters from Aldi’s. Sooo Good. So if you are looking to save money or year round Oktoberfest items, you should check out Aldi’s. It is worth the trip. Remember to bring your own bags.
The Frugal Widow Tip #1 Teeth Whitening
So, looking in the mirror one day I decided that my teeth were not white enough. 40+ years of drinking Diet Pepsi had taken its toll. So, I set out to the store to look at teeth whitening kits. Holy Cow, they are expensive. I started reading the ingredients and many of them could not be pronounced in any way. However, I noticed a couple of common ingredients that I was familiar with.
In many products there was Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide. OK, so how about not spending $45? I decided to buy a box of baking soda and a bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide. I did a little internet reading on what would be a good amount of each and settled on a teaspoon of each.
I keep a little shot glass on the bathroom sink and mix it in the shotglass. I mixed it up and put it on my teeth. I didn’t really brush my teeth, just sort of put it on there and let it foam up. It tasted not to so good and oddly salty. I followed it up by brushing with my regular toothpaste which is Sensodyne whitening.
Wow, there was a noticeable difference. I was Shocked. Had I known I would be writing a blog, I would have taken before and after pictures to demo the difference. I use the baking soda and peroxide mixture 3-5 times per week and my teeth have whitened up considerably. So, before you spend a bunch of money, give it a try. It will only cost about $2.00. The only caution I give is to make sure you don’t brush the baking soda into your gums. It can be irritating. Let me know how it works for you. Smile!