Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Want To Save Money? Buy Cloth Pads!
Well, I had to get your attention somehow!
There's an explanation (albeit odd) for this picture. You can visit http://bookshop.tumblr.com/post/47470276432 for more info.
Fortunately this is not what this entry is about.
I used to believe that reusable pads were too costly to actually make a difference financially... After sitting down and taking my time to accurately figure out the costs I realized that that couldn't be further from the truth!
According to womenshealth.gov, girls, on average, begin their very first period at the age of 12 and will continue until menopause at about the age of 50. That's about 38 years of monthly cycles.
Now, let's just say a woman experiences 12 cycles per year. Each cycle lasts 5 days. Each of those 5 days she uses 5 disposable pads.
5 pads x 5 days = 25 pads/cycle
25 pads x 12 cycles = 300 pads/year
I posted this picture because it represents roughly the amount of disposable pads bought by one woman within a year's time.
If each pack of pads costs $8 per 20 pack, then you're buying approximately 15 packs a year.
15 packs x $8 = $120
In a lifetime you'd use roughly 11,400 pads and spend a total of $4,560!
It doesn't seem like much when you're buying disposable sanitary products monthly, but the money adds up quickly. It's a lot!
The yearly total of 15 packs of pads would cover the cost of 20+ reusable pads that, if properly cared for, can last up to 10 years.
I think it's safe to say that the cost of reusable cloth pads are your best bet when it comes to saving money.
For a limited time, I am offering a discounted starter package for those who are interested in making the transition. You must like my facebook page www.facebook.com/IyaJay1 in order to take advantage. Only 1 starter package per customer. Starter package requests must be made via facebook.
Are you interested, but don't want to purchase a starter package just yet? No worries. I also sell individual pads. Please refer to the side panel of this blog to purchase.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org