Affordable grocery shopping tips are something we could all use to help our budgets. Find out how I’m saving money — even with two teen boys!
Your weekly food shop is something you can’t not do as a household. We all need to eat and simply to live off the very basics isn’t going to help sustain us properly in our daily lives. And so the balance of eating well but not being so expensive is difficult. Here’s how to make your weekly food shop more affordable.
Have A List Before You Go
A shopping list can be a life-saver, not only because it reminds you of what you need to get, but it also restricts what you can buy. When making a list, you’re writing down all the specific that you’ll need for the week and often enough, going into a grocery store will often result in you coming out with more than you wanted to go in for. A list stops that from happening for the most part, and you can force yourself to remove any items that weren’t on your list so that you’re saving money and only spending on what’s absolutely necessary. Yes, lists can change, but it’s important to go into the shop with a final list and to avoid any areas of the store where you might get persuaded to buy more things.
Buy Frozen Produce Where Possible
Being healthy is definitely something that’s important, and it’s good to have a balance of healthy food but also a few naughty treats too. As long as it’s in moderation, that’s all that really matters. However, although you may be buying fresh food, you can opt to get a few frozen options when it comes to the types of food that aren’t healthy, to begin with or are more affordable when they’ve been frozen. Things like pieces of chicken breast or frozen chinese food can be handy to have in the freezer for those days where you want to treat yourself.
Shop With A Calculator
A calculator can be a very handy thing to use when you’re shopping, and it’s something you can easily have on your phone. Not only that but some stores will have their own self-checkouts where you can scan things on the go. Having a handy calculator on your shopping trip can make it easier to see how much you’re looking at paying before you reach the checkout. That way, you can put things back, or you can add things to your basket, depending on how much you want to spend.
Make Or Grow Your Own Food
We should all be more sustainable, but it’s not always easy. However, when it comes to growing and making your own food, that can help save you a lot of money. You can have chickens in your backyard to grow eggs, or you can start off with more basic things like fruit and vegetables. The options are limitless, and it’s worth giving it a go to see how you get on with it.
Making your weekly food shop more affordable can be doable, so use these tips to help you figure out the best options for you.
What tips do you use for affordable grocery shopping trips?