3 Tips For Big Thing Budgeting for Groceries

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Budgeting for groceries seems like a simple task. Make a list and buy what you need. Well, it usually doesn’t happen that way. If you are not precise about shopping, the list will be meaningless, and you will end up spending more money than you need to. Here is a short list of quick things you can do for big thing budgeting for groceries.

1. Shopping with a list is important, but the list must be well thought-out. You should decide what your menu will be for the week, comparison shop for groceries by using prices online or in your weekly sales paper. Know what you will pay for each item and stay within a strict budget.

2. Buy and prepare only as much as you can eat within a few days. Food waste is a big reason for going over budget with your grocery bill. Clean your refrigerator at least once a month to closely monitor food use. It is even better to clean and monitor your refrigerator once a week if you have time.

3. Coupons will help if you buy items you need. In other words, don’t use coupons to purchase items just because they are on discount. The next money saver is the sales paper and prices online. Another option is extreme couponing if you have time. The savings comes at the cash register, when you have product for weeks, and when you sell product that is in excess.

Being vigilant about shopping and budgeting for groceries will make a big difference in your grocery bill. The savings can be enormous if you shop the right way.

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6 comments on “3 Tips For Big Thing Budgeting for Groceries

  1. I never really thought about budgeting when it came to grocery shopping, but I’m sure if I followed some of these tips that I would prevent a lot of useless spending! I’ve heard meal planning can definitely be a big help as well 🙂

  2. I definitely struggle with this still! I’m usually only shopping for myself and still end up overspending even with lists. Still trying to get it right!

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