My few years in small business have taught me alot but one thing it has definitely taught me is to plan and to strategize. As a result, I am beginning to develop a strategy even for those “mundane” things around the house I have to do, including grocery shopping. I have always been a menu planner even before I knew it saved me money. But, I could definitely stand to save more so I have been looking for more strategies to save money.
I have found help all over the blog-o-sphere. Its exciting really. There’s everything from just checking out the menus weekly on Monday’s at Org Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday meme to cooking once a month with LifeAsMom and MoneySavingMom here. By the way I plan to try this out soon. Another strategy LifeAsMom outlines on her blog is 31 Meals With 31 Ingredients, hubby and I wrote out our favorite meals last night and plan to use this strategy too.
Other than that I have determined I was planning my meals backwards. Instead of looking for what I have on hand and planning as a result I was sitting down, asking my husband what he wanted to eat and making a list off of our wishes. Still a plan, but not a money saving plan. I’m reforming my grocery shopping strategies. Why don’t you join me?
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