Today’s Tip comes from Keeley
One thing that has helped my husband and me stick to a budget is planning weekly meals and trying to make only one grocery store trip per week. This morning as I did my shopping, I thought maybe other people could make use of the weekly shopping list I use or come up with your own that is similar. Early into our marriage, I realized that if I didn’t take a few minutes to formulate this type of list, I would write the word “carrots” approximately one million times before our fifth anniversary. So, I decided to make a list of grocery staples, and I just circle the things I need each week. I’ve included the things I buy most often, leaving space for additions, and I’ve organized it by section and in order as I go through my grocery store. You are welcome to it, and I hope you find it useful and easy to adapt for your store and diet!
p.s. Here are some links to similar lists found online!
2 thoughts on “Wednesday’s Weekly Tip: Shopping Lists!”
We had start meal planning to stick to a grad student budget as well. We also go up every isle to buy the non-perishable items that we use often when they are on sale.
I am a HUGE fan of meal planning. Since starting out Med-School Journey (in August) I’ve planned 15 weeks of meals- and during those 15 weeks of meals we have tried at least 7 different recipes each week. Sometimes more. It’s given me something to do, and something to be proud of, too!
Not only has it helped me to cross of all of the pins on pinterest into a “completed file” but it’s helped us budget too. I’ve managed to maintain our budget. Going to the grocery store once per week helps so much. Get everything out of the way at once. If something is gone- wait until the next week!