Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Another Grocery Update

I have discovered I am not very good at this. All these other folks I read about do such a great job of staying in the budget they set for groceries. Went to the produce store this morning for bananas, apples, spinach, lettuce, red potatoes, a tomato, a onion, and butter for 15.20. This brings the money I have left to spend for two weeks and two days to 139.39. I know we will go over. I am thinking maybe 450.00 a month is more realistic for our family. Maybe I will get better at it as time goes on. If I didn't mention it before this budget will include dog and cat food, paper products (which mainly consists of toilet paper and paper towels). Everything else will be budgeted elsewhere: make up, chicken food and supplies, laundry supplies, soap, etc. I will keep plugging away at it.

4 comments:

Rainy Day Farm said...

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Debbie S. said...

I am in the same mindset lately. I really want to have a strict budget, but I never succeed. Keep working on yours and I'll do the same:)

Kristen said...

You know, with food prices rising so much, it's going to be difficult for a lot of us to stay within budget. I don't know if it means only buying things on sale or what, but I can feel an adjustment coming, at least for my family.

Cheryl said...

Ugh, me either. I'm trying to get better but I think couponing and such is an art.