Hello All! Thanks for taking the time to read my post! I appreciate it!! 🙂
This has been on my mind for this past week and it’s time to put it into action! How many of you overspend on groceries?? I know I do! It’s time to put a stop to it!!! I will be honest with you all…I probably spend around $550-$600 a month for a family of four. This is way too much!!! This is including paper goods, household items, diapers for my youngest, and food of course. At one point in time my husband and I went on the Dave Ramsey budget and we were able to pay off all of our debt!! Now that is over, we are back to using our debit cards for all of our expenditures versus using cash. I know it has changed the way I spend money on a day-to-day basis, but I know I still have room to improve in the grocery department :). I do LOVE food & with 1 hungry husband, 2 growing boys (one in diapers), and an old American Bulldog, it can be a bit challenging!!
So…..starting this Friday, July , I will be putting myself on a $400/month grocery budget diet! That’s $100 of spending (or less) per week. I have recently fell in love with Aldi’s which will definitely cut down on my spending! I would also like to mention I am kind of a health nut, so produce and healthy choices are a must for our household!! Oh, and I’m also a chocoholic and a sweet addict! I may have to cut back in this area (or scale back on something else ;)).
I am going to try a new strategy that has seemed to work out for me these past couple of weeks. Instead of the usual meal planning, brain racking, grocery list making, time-consuming tactic, I’m simply going to buy things that are on sale!! This way I save money, try new things, and I don’t have to waste my precious time outlining every single thing I buy! With Pinterest on my side, I can simply search the grocery items I have on hand to make meals with!! I will still make a list of necessity items so I am sure not to forget them, but as for the rest of our groceries, I will leave it up to the Sale Ads!! My grocery stores usually include Value Center of Royal Oak, MI, Trader Joes, Aldi, & the new Fresh Thyme Market in Troy, MI.
I will try to post weekly updates with pictures of my receipts!! Wish me luck everyone!