Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Day 5 - Save on Groceries

See list of 50 ways to save on groceries HERE


Daily Goal: Pick a few things from the list that you think will have the greatest impact on your monthly grocery budget.


I think the money saving ideas I plan to adopt are....


9. Grow your own herbs. I'm a gardener and LOVE to put things in the ground. This past Fall, hubby bought a really nice greenhouse for outback and I can put some seeds in pots and grow indoors year round. Those herbs at the store that do so much for home cooking will be MUCH more economical this way.






14. Shop at Farmer's Markets. I am lucky enough to live in an area that has numerous Farmer's Markets per week. One of the largest is in San Luis Obispo on Thursday nights. We went last week and found some super deals on local seasonal fruit and veggies... yum yum. It was lots of fun too!




23. Keep your receipts and enter into a spreadsheet. I've done this for our monthly home and utility payments so I already have an idea of what I want to do. I think doing a spreadsheet would help with knowing when things go on sale locally and what a "good" price really is.


50. Make and use cloth grocery bags. LOVE the idea of making and taking my own bags. So much so that I've made some veggie bags already. I watched the video over at Frugally Sustainable (can you believe 5 bags from one single T-shirt!!) and plan to make some of those too. Over at the Zero Waste home, they use glass to carry home meat in... hmmm, don't know if I'd be brave enough to try that! Go check out the Johnson family HERE.






So those are some of my plans.... what do you do to save money when it comes to groceries? 



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