◆ How to use 100 yen shop and specialty store properly
I'm sorry for the example of my home, but on the way to a 100 yen shop near my home, there is a large home improvement center. So, if you have any household consumables you need, stop by the home center to see the price and then go to the 100 yen shop.
If the 100 yen shop is cheaper, buy it there. If the home center is cheaper, do not buy it at the 100 yen shop, but buy it at the home improvement store on the way back.
Not all 100-yen shops are cheap, and some are cheaper, while others are cheaper at home centers and drug stores.
On the other hand, bulky and heavy items such as toilet paper, tissue paper, laundry detergent and softener are purchased in bulk online.
And, the ones you buy at the 100-yen shop and the ones you buy at specialty stores are used for different purposes. Consumables that don't require functionality without changing the usability are 100-yen shops, and others are specialty stores and national brand [NB] products.
For example, the other day I bought a plastic tableware for children at a 100 yen shop. Children [infants] drop dishes on the floor, so plastic dishes are safer and more secure. Moreover, it also supports a range. And tableware does not depend on performance, so a 100 yen shop is enough.
◆ We do not buy cooking utensils and detergents at the 100 yen shop
On the other hand, cooking utensils such as frying pans and hot pots are purchased at home improvement stores.
Cooking utensils are not only price-sensitive, but also important are, for example, "easiness of scorching", "easiness of cleaning", and "durability", which are clearly different from products in the 100 yen shop. And since this is everyday, it is better to use it comfortably.
Similarly, detergents used at home also depend on functions such as "easiness of dirt removal" and "removal of rinse foam", so this is easier to use for NB products.
There is also a 100-yen shop for small-volume consumption, and a home center and online shopping for items that require a large amount.
For example, disposable lunch boxes and paper plates to bring to the picnic are not so necessary, so leaving them will only take up storage space. Also, if you put it in the back of the shelf, you might forget it and buy a new one even though it is in stock.
Therefore, the idea of using a small amount but using it several times a year is the idea that even if it is a little expensive, it will be covered by a 100 yen shop and used up every time.
In addition, the large 100-yen shop has a full range of DIY products. So recently I bought an iron hook and Velcro. In my home, I use a lot of baby strollers, but the hooks for hanging luggage often break. When bought at a baby goods store, it costs about 450 yen for two bottles. However, because it is made of resin, it will break in a few months if used daily.
The hook and magic tape are bought at a 100-yen shop, and wrapped around the stroller handle.
Of course, it is a balance between time and effort, and time, but those with low asset value and return are still using the 100 yen shop today to thoroughly control costs.
Sentence = Tokio Kodo [money guide]