I was pretty impressed with myself this morning.
My weekly grocery bill came in at under $200. Just under mind you at $197. But under is under and that is my aim. I know $200 probably seems like an enormous shocking amount for some people but that feeds five people, a dog and a cat for a week. And it's impossible for us to go lower.
I buy home brand where I can, I study and compare prices (I take a calculator) and I stick to needs over wants. I don't do much impulse buying. No biscuits, frozen pizza, cake, nice face cream, expensive shampoo.
But I'll be back to the shops through the week for bread and milk top ups.
Trouble is that the kids go through the house like a locust plague on the first three days after shopping day, then spend the rest of the week gazing in the empty fridge and pantry as if something might magically appear there.
How did just living get to be so bloody expensive.