A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I was going to start grocery shopping on a budget.
I’m here to tell you that since then, I’ve done even more things to “tighten the reigns” within our household. Approximately 3 weeks ago, was the last time I went grocery shopping. Yes, the girl that didn’t carry a list, and put whatever in her cart, even though healthy, hasn’t really been grocery shopping.
Now, I will tell you that I have been to the store. I did need to get milk, bread and dog food last week. And, it was hard not to go down all the isles. I didn’t get a cart, just went in and grabbed what I needed. I also went out of town and got a few items for my hotel room so that I wouldn’t have to purchase some of my meals. I still consider that a win in my book.
So, are you curious as to what I’m doing? Instead of going to the store, we’ve been living out of our pantry and fridge. And, we’ve had some good, healthy and hearty meals too. I had heard somewhere, can’t quote the source though, that most households have 8 different breakfast options. Really!?! Do we need that many choices?
So, my plan is to continue to do this for as long as I can. I’m not sure when our pantry or fridge will run out but in the mean time, I’m saving money like crazy (something like $150/week on average) and able to apply that elsewhere.
When I started doing this, I thought that we didn’t have much to work with but I’m learning that we have so much more. It’s all part of a program I’m doing called “War on Debt.” And, I’m here to tell ya that I plan on being TOTALLY debt free. No mortgage, no car payments, nothing. And, the great thing….my husband and girls are on board. I had to do a little convincing but they get it.