My Monthly Shopping Savings
A rare glimpse into the Frugal Mummy household.
Here is what we do each month so we have enough pennies to pay everything and also put some into our savings.
Here are my (untidy and lived-with) food planning notes for this month.
I start off by chatting to Man Wonderful about the coming month (any meals out planned, anything we will be doing - visits to family, family coming to us, etc.).
Then I make a list of meals we would both like to have this month. I am reducing my weight so want to avoid any meals too calorie-laden. (I'm also dairy-free and dairy alternatives can be a little pricey.)
The next thing we do is stock check the fridge, freezer and store cupboards. I make a wee list of what we already have, and comparing this with our meals list, I write out what we need. (N.B. Our fruit and veg comes from the local veg delivery shop - we have as much local stock as we can. This is delivered weekly.)
Then we decide how to get the shopping. If it is worth having a delivery or a click and collect, or whether to go to the supermarket just for those items. The last one is hard! Supermarkets are very clever at using psychological tricks to get people to spend money.
This month we had a Tesco delivery (part of our order was soft drinks too).
And a Sainsbury's click and collect: