Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Stock up

Unless you have an unlimited budget and someone else does the shopping, you've likely noticed prices going up at the grocery store. With commodities staying high, expect food costs to continue to climb, both at stores and eating out.

Something else that is on the rise is cotton. Some clothing brands are already passing the cost of record high cotton on to the consumer (it's gone up almost 80% since summer); other companies are planning the price hike after the holidays.

I've been adding to the pantry regularly so just gave it an extra boost this week. I'm also sending my son to pick up basics like jeans, socks and shorts. It's easier now that he's finished growing.


Tanya Walton said...

I wish I could be so sure that my son had stopped growing...I might consider buying him some more clothes then. As for me...my clothes and shoes last for years...and I am great at bargain hunting for meat and fish offers.,...and growing my own fruit and veg!!

Fickle Cattle said...

Sigh. Oh well, more budget cuts I guess.