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Inside you’ll find some products every mother needs on Subscribe & Save with Amazon. Post contains affiliate links.
“How long have you had those toothbrushes?” my mother asked me.
Distracted, I wrangled my child onto the counter so I could attempt a Tooth Brushing Session.
With 5 kids ages 6 and under, the bedtime hours are insane. They are half parts sweet and half parts sour. You never know what you’ll get until 6:30 p.m. rolls around.
Someone who is NOT potty trained is running around naked, someone is asking for another book, someone knows they’ll have a nightmare so they need the light on and – by the way – they think playing with toys for a while would help.
“A few months? Six months? Longer?” my mom kept asking. “They look worn out. You know what Ms. Connie told me the other day?“
Ms. Connie is our neighbor and friend who also happens to be a nurse.
“She said the minute your child gets sick you should throw away their toothbrush.
Use a new one then, as soon as they are well, throw THAT toothbrush away and get a brand new one.
That way they aren’t brushing their teeth for months with a bacteria covered toothbrush.”
I can’t even pretend to know how long I’d had those toothbrushes, but you better believe I threw them out.
Now… I get them in the mail.
A few months ago I found the Subscribe & Save feature on Amazon Prime and it has become a lifesaver for us.
Here’s how the Subscribe & Save program works:
- You choose which products you use regularly.
- You decide what frequency you’d like them delivered (every month, every two months, every 5 months, etc.).
- You get notified when your items will ship and you receive them automatically.
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Another Big Benefit
Another big benefit of using Subscribe & Save is that you get a discount depending on how many items you get automatically shipped. So you can save up to 20% on some items simply because they’re shipping to you.
- You get things sent straight to your door
- You don’t have to worry about remembering to add it to the list or ordering it
- You save money by having it ship automatically based on how many items you select
- You were going to spend the $ anyway so now it’s simply automated
To me, it’s a win win.
10+ Things Every Mother Needs on Subscribe And Save from Amazon
Every family has different products they consume on the regular, but the Subscribe & Save program has hundreds if not thousands of products available. I spent time walking around the house looking for items we always seem to “run” out of and forget to pick up at the store.
As well as items I often forget to replace, but that need replacing regularly for hygienic purposes.
These are things you will have to replace regularly anyway, so why not get them shipped automatically to your house with FREE shipping (included with Amazon Prime) and also have boxes for your kids to play in!
1. Toothbrushes and Toothpaste
Dentists suggest changing your toothbrushes every 3 to 4 months. Seriously! Most people don’t do this because who remember? Plus, if the toothbrush looks fine and works it doesn’t really “run out.”
We get toothbrushes come on rotation every 3 months now. They’re inexpensive so this isn’t a big expenditure, it’s just more sanitary than keeping your toothbrushes for months and months.
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Depending on how often you sanitize your sponges, you’ll need to replace them on the regular as well. If you buy less expensive sponges they actually wear out and aren’t as effective quickly.
The more expensive ones last longer, but will still need replacing every few months if you don’t sanitize them regularly. You can choose on the Subscribe & Save to get your sponges sent every few months as you think they need.
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3. Trash bags
We often run out of trash bags, I’m not sure why. These things are staples that need replacing regularly. We use one trash bag per day in the kitchen, so we need replacements each month at least.
If you have a lot of rooms and want to keep trash bags handy in different sizes, ordering them through Subscribe & Save is easy and convenient.
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4. Dish soap, Dishwasher Detergent, and Laundry Detergent
You probably have a fairly predictable dish washing routine. We typically do 1.5 loads a day. Meaning we do a load a day and an extra load every couple of days. So, that means around 45ish loads a month.
Now we get dishwasher pacs and dish soap delivered so I don’t have to, ahem, leave dirty dishes in the sink because we’re out of both.
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In just 15 minutes a night (while you’re in your pajamas!) take your home (and heart and mind) from stressed out to organized.
5. Diapers and Wipes
Well, this is self-explanatory. If you have ever run out of diapers and had to do an impromptu potty training session with your little ones who are not actually capable of potty training simply because you ran out of diapers… you know the benefits.
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6. Pet Food
We have a pet rabbit. Sure, she eats carrots and cabbage and other things as well as the food, but if we run out it requires an extra trip to the Tractor Supply. And, as I hope this post has made clear, I try to avoid trips to town if I can.
So I just recently started getting rabbit food sent to the house. If you have a cat or dog or gerbil or whatever else, you can get food sent. This also means you don’t have to pick up heavy things at the store and schlep them around.
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7. Coffee, Tea, or your Drink Of Choice
I used to drink Coke Zero but I finally had enough courage, strength, and cajones to quit. I drank too many a day and relied on them as a comfort drink.
So then I switched to coffee and now I’m addicted to decaf coffee. If you’re a tea drinker or La Croix drinker or whatever else, you’ll love these deliveries.
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8. Snack Foods and Pantry Staples
The kids much of the same food on the regular. Whether it’s juice drinks, raisins, flour, veggie sticks, these snacks are a part of our normal shop.
Of course, we buy fruits and veggies and meat and what not at the store itself, but the pantry items coming to the home automatically save time and effort.
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9. Vitamins and Supplements
If you take regular vitamins or supplements, having them automatically shipped saves you time AND saves you from lapsing.
I forget to take pills unless they’re front and center and will easily stop taking things if something runs out. If you have the same issue with pills (provided they aren’t prescription) this will help.
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10. Toilet Paper and Paper Towels
I can’t count the number of times people in our household had to use baby wipes because the toilet paper was gone. Or use toilet paper because the baby wipes were gone. This will prevent that madness.
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I’m sure there are other things I’ve missed here, but these are the basics we like to get shipped automatically. There is a lot of relief that comes with knowing you always have the necessities on hand and don’t have to make a quick trip to the store.
Or… if you live in a rural area like me… you won’t have to make a “trip to town.”
Now, hopefully, the kids aren’t brushing their teeth with germ infested toothbrushes. We’re getting them in the mail and replacing them, whether I’ve thought of it or not.
Automatic delivery… It won’t cost you any more money, but it’ll save you time and effort.