I'm one of those people who go grocery shopping armed with a calculator, shopping list and with my shopping bags - don't leave home without these.
Relying purely on memory as to what is and is not in your cupboard will result in over shopping and also forgetting to buy some essentials.
This method also leaves you no control over the amount you are about to spend.
This is where a bit of forward planning will help...
HOW TO SAVE ON GROCERIES.
So what does a typical grocery list look like? Have a look at
and tweak it a bit to suit your individual needs.
But before you go grocery shopping, list in hand, remember...
- Don't go shopping when you're hungry.
- If you're buying fresh produce, choose loose produce wherever possible so you only buy as much as you really need.
- Buy what's in season, I often use a recipe as a guide only - changing some of the ingredients, according to what is in season AND affordable at the time.
Want more? Learn how to save a bunch on your grocery bill while keeping your family smiling at the dinner table! No coupons are necessary, but can be used!
Return from the grocery shopping page to the Frugal Shopping Page
Return from the grocery shopping page to the Frugal Living Home Page