I think I will stick with INSTACART delivery rather than trek to the supermarket. It is cheaper to pay a premium on each item than to pay a ten dollar premium on each taxi ride.
We tried that. It was convenient, but our delivery time was set for 7-8PM, and our shopper started around 6PM. About half our items were not available. I also did not like not being able to choose my own produce.
We absolutely felt that the service was worth it. Perhaps when things get back to normal we will use it more often.
Those are the kind of ideas that can help us get back to a more normal economy where people can still do things with some modifications.
Even with the current disruptions delivery days and times are SELECTABLE.Quote: Mosca
We tried that [Instacart shopping service]. It was convenient, but our delivery time was set for 7-8PM,
Turns out toilet paper hoarding goes back to at least 1973.
1973/74 saw a severe paper shortage of all sorts. Several magazines and at least one comic company had to switch paper stocks, and Marvel Comics went from charging 15 cents a copy to 30 cents. A number of magazines folded in that era.
Unfortunately, times aren't normal. People are stuck at home. So all the tp demand once met by the bathrooms in office buildings, restaurants, entertainment venues et al is currently shifted to the residential side. Hence, visiting the paper products aisle at the residential supermarket is like shopping in the former Soviet Union.
I'm just going by what the wife told me. She's always looking for sales coupons and special deals on the app, I think it's generally Wednesday when they have the good ones. She used to go out every week during the sales. She was telling me there are no sales any more at Albertson's.Quote: Keeneone
Did you see a sign in store or something? I looked around online a little and could not confirm. The current (pared down) sales ad for Von's/Albertson's ends on Tuesday April 7th. Maybe it is going to be the last one for some time? Their "Just for U" app deals and rewards still look active when I sign in.
I'm not sure why you would put it in a paper shredder? If you take newspaper and crumple it up a bunch of times I will soften up pretty good. Better yet, just keep running it back and forth over a hard surface corner, that will have the same effect how's crumpling but much quicker. I guess you're thinking... if it's shredded up it won't clog up as easy. I still don't know what's wrong with a wet washcloth to wipe and a dry one to dry. And then just rinse the used one out really well and proceed to throw it in the washer until you're ready to do a load(no pun intended)Quote: jjjoooggg
Im considering putting newspaper in a paper shredder and see how well it goes as TP. Im certified in plumbing if it clogs.
Wouldn't letting the newspaper sit in the toilet with a little bit of Drano or bleach break it down pretty good before you flushed? If you had a little bit of bleach to the water that's definitely going to help stop any smells one might get from leaving an unflushed toilet.