What is your OS compulsion?

bonty44
bonty44 Posts: 439 Forumite
edited 10 November 2009 at 9:01PM in Old style MoneySaving
I have just gone through my OS 'stash' and found in excess of 300 Christmas cards ... Ooops! Obviously bought far too many in the sale last year!!!

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  • Kittikins
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    I'm a bit like that too!

    My compulsion is dented tins of food....my kitchen is like a quartermaster's stores! The cupboards are bulging with what were previously countless tins of tomatoes/beans/pulses...but the other week I made up an inventory, printed it out and stuck it to the fridge and tick off when I use anything up in the (vain) hope that it'll stop me buying more each time I'm in a supermarket!
  • Zazen999
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    Non-empty containers; and making sure I use every last drop before I open the next one. Liquid based mostly. Washing up Liquid is the main one [the OH will try to throw it away with 1/4 inch of WUL still in it :eek:]
  • Mine isn't a buying compulsion- it's making shopping lists.

    My weekly shopping list takes nearly a whole week to make. I shop on Monday but by Wednesday I'm starting to make the next week's list. I continue to revise and refine it through the week until Monday morning. I also go online to do a virtual shop to see how much I'm going to end up spending. I get through loads of notepads.
  • thriftlady wrote: »
    Mine isn't a buying compulsion

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  • Mrs_Thrify
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    Oh.... I am sure I have many...my latest is to look and see if we have an item or something we can make do with instead of spending hard earned cash.
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  • thriftlady wrote: »
    Mine isn't a buying compulsion- it's making shopping lists.

    My weekly shopping list takes nearly a whole week to make. I shop on Monday but by Wednesday I'm starting to make the next week's list. I continue to revise and refine it through the week until Monday morning. I also go online to do a virtual shop to see how much I'm going to end up spending. I get through loads of notepads.

    Oh my goodness, me too! I don't do a virtual shop as such, but I do go onto tesco online to check all the prices and deals! The mealplan and subsequent list is written on the computer and gets revised over the week until the FINAL COPY is hand written.

    Means I can nip round tesco in a flash :D I'm like a blur through the aisles
  • Primrose
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    Washing plastic freezer bags, hanging them on the washing line to dry and re-using.
    Cutting up used white envelopes into little squares to refill our little notelet box.
  • Oh my goodness, me too! I don't do a virtual shop as such, but I do go onto tesco online to check all the prices and deals! The mealplan and subsequent list is written on the computer and gets revised over the week until the FINAL COPY is hand written.

    Means I can nip round tesco in a flash :D I'm like a blur through the aisles

    I do this too!

    I go onto mysupermarket.com and check all the offers in Tesco and Sainsburys (as both are within 10 mins of me) Then I do my list and write down what I'm getting where AND how much it is. I will always go to Aldi first (about 100m from Sainsburys) though as they often have many things a bit cheaper and will compare their price to the Tesco/Sainsburys one. If cheaper it comes from Aldi and then the price written in little book so I know to go there for XYorZ.

    I spend ages doing the shopping list and meals can often change a couple of times while I'm checking out the offers etc... on MySupermarket! It is an obsession and its means the shop usually takes me about an hour and half beacuse I'm always checking, adding up on calculator, and writing prices!

    I'm so glad it's not just me though!! :o
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