This week, I’d like to talk about an article that talks about grocery smarts that was posted on another PF (Personal Finance) blog that I am a big fan of – Making Sense of Cents.
Jordann – a staff writer – talks about how she would buy up an excess of produce at the grocery store every week and be a veggie and fruit hoarder. Invariably, things would go bad and a lot would end up in the compost bin or garbage.
For some reason, I love doing this every week. I will buy piles of produce without a plan and then try to eat them all. Three heads of lettuce in a week? Challenge Accepted.
Then, I’m shocked that my produce has moved on to the big compost bin in the sky when I can’t force myself to binge on that much greenery.
Jordann includes some other great tips for organizing this area of your life, read more wisdom here:
How to eliminate food waste from your fridge
Did you know that I used to spend $800 per month on groceries? It’s true. Back when I was in school and living in the city, my fiance and I bought most of our food from the farmer’s market, and together we easily dropped $200 a week on groceries.
I wasn’t really tracking my expenses at that time. I only paid enough attention to my finances to make sure I didn’t run out of money at the end of the month. Other than that, I spent everything I had, and most of that went to food.
Since then, I’ve cleaned up my grocery budget significantly. I now spend about $400 per month for two people. We implemented a lot of changes in our grocery shopping habit to save this kind of money, but one of the biggest things we did was go to war on food waste. The biggest battleground was easily our refrigerator….read more here.