I’m always amazed at how women are able to budget so well. I find that I think that I’m a good budgeter – until I find out that people like Emily over at Imperfect are able to budget $250 a month on grocery and not cheat! How is this possible, I ask?!
Better question – How do I spend SO MUCH every month for two people and it still seems like we never have any food in the house?! It’s like feast or famine around here. I either go all out and make an amazing meal – or there’s never anything to eat.
For the last few months I’ve been contemplating how to decrease our food budget, while stillmaking it seem like we have food-a-plenty in the cupboards and fridge. Here’s my firstweeks attempt at not spending half my salary at the grocery store – check it out.
This is my receipt from last night – I saved $23.55! Boo-yah!
And check this out
All those “bold” lines – yup, that’s where I saved either by using a coupon, or buying at a discount. Oh, yay!
I think the milk and the kleenex were the only things not on sale – not too shabby.
Now let’s see how long we can last on what I purchased! We may be having some inventive meals in the next few weeks.