Thank you everyone for your input on where to buy flours and which brands you prefer. Tenille, that's a really good point about supporting your local store even if it's a bit more spendy. I've never thought of it that way before.
Last week on Gluten Free Friday, I switched gears from gluten free basics, to gluten free frugality. Today I'm going to talk about Reducing Other Consumable Costs.
The biggest way that I've been able to save money on other consumables (soap, napkins, anything you "consume" that's not food), has been by reading Crystal at MoneySavingMom.com. She has great deals at CVS, Walgreen, and other stores. I definitely recommend her site as a springboard for shopping frugally.
You can read here about some of the deals I've gotten at CVS. I haven't spent "real" money on hand soap, body soap, Tim's deodorant, or toothbrushes for months!
Another way I've cut down costs is that I rarely use paper towels. I got a few packs of wash clothes on sale and almost exclusively use them in the kitchen. (I should switch to cloth napkins, but I haven't taken that plunge yet.) I aslo don't use dryer sheets or fabric softener at all. I do have an extreme aversion to static, but I've not had any problems with it.
I've started a coupon binder. I don't find very many food coupons that I can use, but I do use quite a few toiletry and cleaning supply coupons.
How do you save money on non-food items in your household?