Frugal Tips: Saving money on groceries!

1. The fewer trips you take to the grocery store the better!
Having a store just down the street is convenient, but if I make little stops several times a week, I start soaring over my budget. Once I limited my trips to twice a month with a plan I kept the costs down.
2. Make a menu and grocery list and stick to it.
Don’t just go to the store and pull things off the shelfs. This will rack you up way over your budget. I use a blank sheet of paper with traced lines to make 30 different boxes for a month worth of menus. I work in two week segments.

3. Buy in bulk.
I buy 25 lbs of oats or other items and can save a few dollars hear and there which all adds up. When they are on sale, accumulate.

About Lindsay

Lindsay Edmonds is first a lover of Jesus, wife, mother of three, homemaker, and writer. She is the editor of Passionate Homemaking since its beginning five years ago. She loves inspiring women around the world toward simple, natural, and intentional living for the glory of God.

2 Responses to Frugal Tips: Saving money on groceries!

  1. Jamasina July 5, 2012 at 5:54 am #

    I completely agree with the idea of making menus. We go shopping once every week or two (we don’t have a lot of storage space for groceries at the moment… we hope to buy a large freezer some day so we can do more bulk shopping), and we’ve seen our grocery bill up to thirty dollars less when we plan our meals out.

  2. Nicole February 8, 2008 at 1:16 am #

    I decided not to accumulate because it is sleeping money …
    I do my shoping once a week and complete sometimes with a quick stop at the meat or vegi shop.
    I don’t make my menues I just have an idea of what we need alltogether, and it allows me to invent a new recipe and be creative with the same ingredients I get every week or so.
    At the moment, for example I will get leeks. Half of it will go in a soup that we will eat with fresh cooked bread and cheese.(sunday evenings) or followed by pancakes, waffles or crêpes) The other half I frye it in a pan and keep it for a leek tart(leks + eggs beaten up with milk + grated cheese + diced bacon on the top) served with carrot salad or beetroot.(it serves 5 adults)
    I feel we eat quite differently from americans. We always trye to have a raw salad or vegetables…
    It is interesting!