By any chance do you try to keep your household budget in check by purchasing supplies from Costco or Sam's Club?
Guess what? So do the super rich!
In fact, one of the topics in Butler school was about saving money for our employers by purchasing in bulk. And since I'm in control of the household budget, that burden is on my shoulders, the Butler here on this huge estate.
Our pantry and storeroom, honest to God, looks like a small convenience store! There are multiples of every item, all perfectly lined up with the labels properly aligned. And it's my job to see we never run out of anything!
That includes light bulbs (there are thousands that illuminate this property), printer ink and paper, fresh cheeses and grapes for an impromptu cocktail party, gardening supplies and all the various plant foods required, vacuum cleaner belts and bags, and on and on -- ad infinitum!
We can order a lot of products on line (by the case) and let UPS do all the footwork. But I'm also a frequent visitor to Costco.
I have a dear friend named Cat (actually the wife of my nephew Jeff, which does not, by the way, disqualify her from being a friend!), who works for one of the heirs of the hugely rich Wrigley family in California. Part of her job, as well, is keeping the "Never-Out" inventory up to date.
In a post entitled "Why Billionaire's Hate Daylight Savings Time", Bethany Kelsey left a comment asking about the household products we use around here, including laundry detergent and toilet tissue. lol!
What a fun question! And while this is not a product endorsement page (with any kickbacks whatsoever), I don't mind telling you what products we use.
So, yes Bethany, we employ all the standard products. Tide Original Scent. (The Febreze scent added to so many products nowadays makes all of us sneeze around here.) For the dishwasher, Cascade. Scrub Bubbles for the sinks and toilets (but occasionally an abrasive like Comet).
For marble care (as recommened by the Butler School), I order products on line by the case, from Stone Care International. (You can actually call these people up and speak to an agent to describe you specific problems.)
Goddard's is my preference for silver care. (Only because I've heard through the grapevine that Regina herself uses Goddard's at Buckingham Palace! If it's good enough for her, well then....!)
And as for toilet tissue, Bethany, apparently the rich have very sensitive butts. And their wipes of choice is Charmin Ultra Soft. Ha! (At any given moment there's probaly fifty rolls on hand in the storeroom!)
So that about covers it.
Butt wipes and all! omg!
I better jump off ! There's a really boring cocktail party going on here this evening, but there's a caterer and bartender taking care of everything.
Still, I need to get back and make sure all is going well. (And see if there's any left-over Beluga!)
Thanks for stopping by tonight!