and I don’t miss it.  The last time my husband and I went to Wal-Mart we spent over $100 on some household items and a couple pairs of socks.  Neither my husband or I could figure out exactly how we spent so much money and only came out with a few bags.  We didn’t put meat in the freezer or fresh fruits in my favorite white bowl on the table.  Just paper products, cleaning supplies, socks, and filters for the water pitcher.  Just 2 days before our Wal-Mart trip we went to our biweekly grocery store trip and spent almost the same amount of money.  Granted I don’t go to Wal-Mart weekly or anything like that.  I usually try to keep it to a once a month trip for household necessities and for my household, which is only 2 adults, it really seemed like a lot to put out over 100 dollars for a few bags from Wal-Mart.  My husband decided in an effort to preserve his wallat that Wal-Mart was off limits.  We would go to other discount stores like Dollar General or Family Dollar in an effort to limit our spending.  I thought it was crazy at first, but here we are months later and I’ve not seen the inside of a Wal-Mart.  I had not even realized so much time had past.  I don’t miss going to Wal-Mart.  I am not missing anything in my household that I cannot get somewhere else for about the same price.  Often times I just shop the sales at the grocery store that I go to and my husband gets paper products from the Dollar General.  Granted, my paper towels are not as nice as the ones I used to get, but the cost savings make up for that. 

If you find yourself spending hundreds of dollars at Wal-Mart every month I’m hear to tell you that you can break the habit.  Wal-Mart is not really saving you that much money if you are continuously in there and buying things you think you need, but may not actually.  You can break your Wal-Mart addiction.

Umm Ebraheem

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