Obviously because we aren't buying food at the grocery store, we're not going there very often. Actually, I can't really remember the last time I was there. I think it was to buy some parchment paper. Anyways, because of this I'm noticing other changes too. Our personal care items are changing.
I'm not using shampoo and conditioner anymore. I can get baking soda and apple cider vinegar through our co-op/buying club. My friend Maya, from Soul Flower Farm, Jeanette and I made cold process soap together, which I'm now using as hand and body soap. I'm also using it to make homemade laundry detergent.
We're not ones for using chemical cleaners. We generally just use good ol' elbow grease to clean with. Counters we use hot water and dish soap. We don't use antibacterial anything except for cleaning beer making stuff - but then it's biodegradable, food grade sanitizers. I do like my Comet though for cleaning the toilet and bathroom sink, but that's about it.
It's interesting how this wasn't our primary goal and yet our lives are changing so much.