Earlier in the week, I talked about some ways to save money when you are shopping in a home improvement store. One of those tips was that you should buy in bulk when it’s something that you use often.
One of the items that I like to always have on hand is filters for our HVAC system. We need 3 different sized filters (WHY, HOME BUILDERS? WHY?), so keeping a supply on hand makes it look like we are ready to open our own filter store.
We like to keep them on hand for several reasons. First, because their mere existence is a reminder that we need to change our filters. Each time I open our coat closet (aka junk closet) they almost fall on top of me. It’s like they are each vying to be cast in The Replacements. We try to remember to replace them every 3 months so that the air quality in our home isn’t filled with things like allergens, pet dander and cooking odors.