There are only 2 of us. No kids, no pets. I've already declared 2014 to be the year of living frugally and this category is near the top of my to do list, as in, to do better. Judy feeds her family of 4 on $200.00 a month. Frugal Queen, well I don't actually know how much she spends since it is in British currency but it doesn't look like much. I'm not a huge couponer. Alot of that stuff we never buy and I don't want to buy something just because I have a coupon to save a whopping .50 cents.
We're not gourmet cooks by any means but dh does like to experiment with different foods, spices etc......some of those spices can get pretty darn pricey.
We typically eat a LOT of chicken, basic veggies: green beans, corn, potatoes, those Green Giant frozen concoctions, salads ( we make these ourselves). We do not have dessert with hardly any meals, once in a blue moon. DH drinks unsweetened tea, I know we live in the South, but he is diabetic and can't have sweet tea. I drink whatever, not usually water. We will buy pork chops, ground beef at times. I have to buy bacon as I think bacon should be its own food group.
Ok, so do you guys make meal plans and buy for that or buy and make your meal plans fron what you bought?
Do you buy cleaning products and other assundries at the grocery store or do you go to Walmart/Target/Kmart?
I keep seeing stuff about the "game" at CVS? Folks getting tons of stuff for very little money. Well that sounds good but once again, I'm sure coupons play a part in this and I'm not that good at the whole coupon thingy. And I don't have tons of room for storage.
Right now, I do have a load of paper towels, bathroom tissue, body lotion, laundry detergent, dish detergent and some basic cleaning supplies to last for quite some time.
Where do I go? Where do I begin? It really is quite overwhelming to try to get this category under control.