We’re kicking off the yr with an 8-week Reduce Your Grocery Invoice Problem. I’ll be sharing a weekly put up right here each Thursday with a activity or problem so that you can full/give attention to that will help you weak, enhance, or general your grocery price range.
My hope is that we will all work collectively to crowd-source new concepts and contemporary inspiration to be extra considerate and intentional in our grocery budgets + hopefully avoid wasting cash and instill some practices and rules and habits that may proceed to avoid wasting us cash all through the remainder of the yr.
In week #1, we talked about setting up a grocery budget. That’s crucial first step in slicing your grocery invoice.
Final week, we mentioned why you need to recognize potential roadblocks. Make sure you read through the comments here to listen to about others’ roadblocks. I feel it is going to encourage you to know you’re not alone.
Week #3: Select One Factor to Change (For 3 Weeks)
This week, we’re going to take these roadblocks that we acknowledged or the potential obstacles we see that we might face, and we’re going to make use of them as motivation to get artistic. I need you to decide on one space you’re going to commit to vary.
Take into consideration what’s practical, what’s doable, and what would make an impression in your price range. It may very well be that you will add up your groceries as you’re placing them within the cart so that you just make certain to stay with the price range. Or, that you will plan your menu round what’s on sale on the retailer. Or, that you will attempt purchasing at a unique retailer. Or, that you’ll make your bread from scratch. Or, that you just’re going to purchase primarily solely the fruit and veggies which are on sale and simplify and get monetary savings by doing that. Or, that you just’re going to solely deliver money to the shop to buy with.
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Actually take into account what you’d wish to give attention to for the subsequent three weeks. And I’ll problem you to make it one thing that’s going to decrease your grocery price range by 1-3%. I do know that doesn’t sound like a lot, however child steps performed constantly can add as much as large change. Plus, smaller modifications are a lot simpler to truly keep on with.
I went by the comments on last week’s post and picked a couple of to provide an thought on one easy change they may decide to for the subsequent three weeks:
Kelli stated: “i hate grocery purchasing! nice at planning, like baking, LOVE cooking, usually make meals for others, and so forth and so forth don’t get pleasure from grocery purchasing.”
Thought: Strive grocery pickup for the subsequent three weeks. This fashion, you get one of the best of each world — you get to plan however you don’t need to mess with going in-store to buy. This could additionally assist in the event you wrestle with impulse purchasing, too.
Crystal stated: “One in every of my roadblocks has been that I don’t have a menu plan so time for dinner comes and everybody’s in a whirlwind. Engaged on it although.”
Thought: Problem your self to create a easy menu plan for the subsequent three weeks. For those who need assistance, I like a service like Eat at Home — they plan the entire menus for you, there are 4 utterly totally different menu choices to select from every week, they usually put collectively a color-coded grocery record for you, too! You’ll be able to attempt it out for 2 weeks to see if it really works. If not, simply e-mail to ask for a refund earlier than the 2 weeks is up. (Psst! For those who sign up here, you’ll get to see sample menu plans + get a coupon code for the menu-planning service!)
Tiffany stated: I at all times neglect one thing on my record or somebody eats one thing that was panned for. Then I find yourself going again to the shop later within the week and at all times find yourself impulse shopping for random issues.
Thought: Decide to solely purchasing as soon as per week. For those who neglect one thing, get artistic and make do with what you’ve got. Or, you would additionally say that in the event you make any additional journeys for a selected merchandise, you solely deliver sufficient money in to purchase that particular merchandise so that you just’re not tempted to impulse purchase.
What are you going to commit to vary/attempt/do for the subsequent three weeks? I can’t wait to listen to!
I went to Kroger once more this week — however again to my regular Kroger the place they do a greater job of tagging issues and updating costs so I didn’t have the identical points I had final week!
They didn’t have that many nice weekly offers I used to be enthusiastic about (the $1.99 Kellogg’s cereal deal was first rate and the sliced cheese for $1.79 was a reasonably whole lot), however I discovered some good mark downs. Plus, I stumbled throughout this potato deal — I don’t assume it was marketed and perhaps was simply our retailer? $1.99 for five kilos of potatoes, which is an efficient deal on potatoes proper now!
Right here’s the whole lot we received! It was $76 whole. So I’ll roll over the additional from this week + final week to subsequent week and hopefully there will likely be some extra fill up offers!
I’m loosely planning rooster/cheese croissants, steak/peppers over rice, potato soup, cheese/rooster quesadillas, and Curry over rice for dinners this upcoming week. I don’t have a set-in-stone menu plan as a result of I wish to see how I really feel every day and the way a lot time I’ve to cook dinner, and so forth. We additionally normally do one leftovers/fend-for-yourself evening (which regularly means the children eat cereal for dinner, which they love!!) and one evening we get takeout.
Week #3 Challenge: Decide to Change One Factor & Share It!
Are you in for the Reduce Your Grocery Invoice Problem? If that’s the case, I’d love so that you can depart a remark and let me know what one factor you’re committing to vary for the subsequent three weeks. It will encourage others with concepts, too!
Plus, you probably have a minute, undergo the feedback and depart a remark or two replying to somebody and cheering them on or giving them extra concepts!
We’ll examine again in in a while on this problem on how our three-week dedication goes and what we realized from it and the right way to apply what we realized.
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