Over the last several months, I have let my frugal grocery habits slide. When the cashier hit the total button on my last excursion to the grocery store, I asked her if she was kidding. They know me pretty well and so she knows that she can tease with me freely. She pointed to my overflowing basket and said, “Are YOU kidding me?!”
In that moment, I realized that as our income has steadily increased over the last year, the use of my tried-and-true grocery savings plan had decreased. I stopped making a menu, started eating out more, and saw a decrease in the amount of money available for savings.
Something has to change.
$100 Grocery Challenge
Prior to this erratic shopping behavior, I was able to purchase all of our groceries and personal items for about $25 per person per week. For an average family of four people, this equals a $100 weekly budget. In our family, I would spend less than $600 each month.
This “grocery” budget included food items, toiletries, cleaning supplies, and (at that time) baby needs. In other words, everything.
But somewhere along the way, I gave up on saving money and let the budget go to ruins. However, in order to be a good steward with the resources God has entrusted to our family, I know that I need to refresh my knowledge, dust off my coupon folder, and get serious about abiding within a grocery budget.
I know everything I need to make this happen. I just need to do it.
Join the $100 Grocery Challenge
In order to increase my success, I am pursuing a twelve month challenge and will be sharing the resources I use to make it happen with YOU. My pantry list, menus, recipes, and shopping lists are all coming soon!
I would love to have encouragement along the journey. If you plan to join me, comment below with your best tips and/or join the Being Mom Facebook Group.
Let’s do this!
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I recommend using Grocery University to learn how to stockpile and use coupons.
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