Last week, I read a post about cutting down on grocery spending each month on My Little Review Corner.
Grocery bills are something that I struggle with. Groceries are a necessity, but not everything that I come with is. I can’t help but wondering what percentage of our food goes to waste?
Now that my son is potty trained during the day, at least I am not buying box after box of diapers each month, because that can certainly add up.
But, where else can I cut my spending?
I’ve tried my best to only buy things that we will use. I’ve also tried to limit what I buy just because it is on sale.
My next steps are to start Menu Planning again and to find Canadian Coupons to use. I know many people who find great Online Coupons, so I think I will try subscribe to sites like CouponCodes in order to find more coupons for items that I actually NEED to buy each week.
I used to Menu Plan. Each week on Sunday evening, I would sit down and write up a plan, but I would often find that the plan would change due to unforeseen circumstances, my mood etc. However, when I grocery shopped only for specific items on my menu plan, I found that I had to make less grocery trips which in turn cut down on unnecessary spending. I am going to try to Menu Plan again and see if this helps us with our grocery bills.
I have a wonderful book that keeps all of my coupons organized, however, I keep forgetting to bring it to the store with me. I moved it to my car and now, I will get half way through my grocery trip and realize that I left it in the car. I tend to remember which coupons are in my book, but I don’t remember to bring the silly thing into the store. I am going to move it again in hopes that this time, I will start to pick it up with my reusable bags and my purse. The other option would be to keep the book with my grocery list and get in the habit of attaching the coupons that I want to use to my grocery list. I definitely won’t forget the coupons if I do this!
Do you use coupons? How do you remember to bring them with you?