After having built up a nice stockpile of everything, I decided to take the week off from shopping. I have not made one trip to buy ANYTHING this week!
I think I've become addicted to bargain shopping! At the beginning of the week, I didn't know what to do with the time I usually spent going through ads, matching coupons, checking websites and blogs for more deals. I was a little irritable and maybe had a tremor. I told you I was addicted!
I think I may continue this experiment. Maybe I'll just do the shopping thing every other week, instead of every week. Or maybe I'll make up more menus using what I have and only get the necessities for awhile. Who knows?
We recently started a budget. I lumped food, CVS, gas and miscellaneous into one category for simplicity's sake for now. I allowed us $800/mo. We came in only $20.96 over, which really isn't an overage because next paycheck that $20.96 will be deducted from the back-to-school expenses. So, when out of cash for the month, I guess we'll definately do this experiment again!
How do you do your shopping? Do you go weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly? Does anyone do any grocery shopping online to avoid the temptation of stuff that's not on their list?