Need to find some wiggle room in your budget? Is an unexpected expense threatening your bank account? Or maybe you’re trying to build your emergency savings account, or save for a vehicle?
There is one place to look for extra money that maybe you haven’t considered–your groceries. If you don’t know what you spend each month on groceries, I encourage you to keep a tally for a month to give you an idea. You might be surprised and realize that YES, it would be possible for you to slash your grocery spending and still eat well.
Slashing your spending doesn’t mean you’ll be noshing on ramen noodles either. It is totally possible to eat your favorite foods within a grocery budget. Keeping a tight grocery budget is giving us some wiggle room each month to put towards other financial obligations.
31 Days to Slash Your Grocery Spending
Day 1: Plan this week’s meals
Day 2: Organize Your Kitchen Pantry
Day 4: Take a Pantry Challenge
Day 5: Create Back Up Meals
Day 6: Shop the Clearance Section
Day 9: Use Grocery Apps
Day 10: Plan a Freezer Cooking Session
Day 11: Avoid One Use Disposables
Day 15: Plan the Upcoming Week’s Meals
Day 17: Store Brand vs. National Brand
Day 19: Save Money on Meat
Day 20: Stock up on Holiday Sales
Day 22: Plan the Upcoming Week’s Meals
Day 23: Shop at Bread Outlet Stores
Day 24: How to Save on Organic Food
Day 25: How to Save on Produce
Day 26: COMING SOON!
Day 27: COMING SOON!
Day 28: Week 4’s Menu & Shopping Trip
Day 29: COMING SOON!
Day 30: COMING SOON!
Day 31: Pulling it all together.
We worked hard this month to consciously shop for our groceries, reduce our spending, but still eat well. I stuck to our budget of $500 a month for my family of 4. If this list is overwhelming, start with meal planning