I’m wondering if you can relate to this story.
Back when I started this whole home managing and parenting gig, I was at a complete loss as to how to spend our family’s grocery money wisely and make frugal, yet nutritious meals.
I often found myself standing in the grocery store (because we were out of food), throwing whatever looked good into the cart without regard to price or what I would actually do with it once I got home. Then we’d get the credit card statement and wonder how in the world we (I) had spent so much at the grocery store.
Nearly seven years ago, my husband and I decided to get serious about our spending habits (meaning we were going to plan how we were going to spend our income). About the same time, I “discovered” couponing and decided I would start being intentional about how I spent our grocery budget.
After months of trial and error, I found that I could save tons of money if I spent a bit of time to do the following every week:
- Set a monthly grocery budget and spent that amount only in cash (no more debit or credit cards for me!).
- Stocked-up on items my family regularly eats when they were significantly on sale.
- Built my family’s meals around what I had in my stockpile and what fresh ingredients (meat, dairy, produce) were on sale that week.
Surprise! I started saving a significant amount of money. Like hundreds of dollars. And because I was no longer scrambling every afternoon trying to come up with a plan, I had more time and peace during my day.
By the time our fourth baby came along two years later, I had reduced our grocery and household budget to right around $300 per month by budgeting, couponing, and strategic shopping.
Since then, we’ve added another baby and welcomed children from foster care into our home, and I am still able to stick to a moderate budget using these strategies.
I know that many of you have benefited greatly by learning these same strategies over the last eight years FrugalLivingNW.com has been around. I hear the stories all the time — how strategic grocery shopping saved you enough money to get caught up on your bills, eliminated debt, paid for school tuition, and allowed you to achieve other important financial goals.
I know many of you are looking right now for ways you can save your family money. And not just a few dollars here and there. You want to make a significant impact on your monthly budget. You are willing to do the work, you just need someone to show you exactly how to do it.
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