i provide toliletries and merienda naman. when i grocery, i buy coffee, biscuits and bread for them. toiletries naman, i keep a steady supply of soaps, lotions, shampoos for them. kuha na lang sila. i buy a different brand for all those items for them para they know na iba yung sa kanila. i also buy the cheaper brands kasi magastos kung pareho nung sa amin and it helps me track din how fast they consume those things. kung maubos nila before my next grocery, they have to buy na for themselves.
napansin ko nga, like you, yung househelp namin, ang lakas sa coffee. i tried buying the packs of coffee, cream and sugar pero ang bilis nila maubos. so now im back to the sachet ng 3-in-1 pero even that, they finish agad kasi 2 to 3 times yata magkape sa isang araw. ayoko naman sana tipirin pero nahihirapan din ako to keep up with their consumption. nung minsan naubos, aba humingi sa asawa ko ng kape kasi ubos na daw yung sa kanila. nakakainis lang kasi para makatipid, i buy bulk na. so i buy a lot of coffee na lang and biscuits. a week or so ago, tumakas yung yaya at maid ko. as in umalis walang paalam. in fairness mukha naman walang ninakaw na major pero kinuha lahat ng toiletries na stock ko for hh and coffee and biscuits sa pantry. so ngayon, i have to start stocking those things again for the new help.