After putting ourselves on a very strict grocery budget plan for three months, we have decided that, for the month of April, we will buy whatever groceries we want/need, keep the receipts in an envelope and tally it at the end of the month to see how we’ve done. We thought it would be a good way to check how adhering to the plan for a few months has affected our shopping habits. It is our hope that we will be more mindful shoppers, spending our money carefully and wisely, remembering to comparison shop and take advantage of sales, coupons and special offers. Wish us luck!
We will also try to remember to share any other money-saving tips that come up. So, if we have any great resources or ideas, we’ll post them here. And, of course, at the end of the month we will see how our spending stacks up against that arbitrary budget we set at the beginning of this experiment. Our goal, ultimately, is to arrive at a reasonable budget for our family.