This week’s frugal Friday goes with something that I’ve done randomly and completed again in the past week. Its easy to get into the habit of going to the store every week and pick up just what you need and go on with your week. How often do we have cabinets full of randomness that we picked up on sale but haven’t used or looked at in months?!
To go along with a previous post – I was spending way more than I thought on groceries every month. I wanted to see if in the past week I could go a week without going to the store. Just shop my freezer and cabinets since I don’t technically have a pantry.
I went a week and a half eating what I had in my apartment. I was making things that had been sitting and were just waiting to be used. I have to admit that towards the end it was getting to be harder but I manged to do it. Granted – I now need to restock a few things like meat and pasta but, those things needed to be used up anyway.
Something to try is just making 2 or 3 meals with stuff you have on hand before you go buy more. I was pleasantly surprised that I made it over 10 days without going to the store. To some that might seem silly – but I was averaging $20-30 every trip to the store, so I look at it as saving up and putting that towards a payment on something. 🙂
Whats your trick to save money on groceries?