We typically like to save money on buying a house, a car or some electronics purchase. But you can make a real difference in your monthly budget by saving money on your food expenses. Here are several tips to keep your grocery store costs down.
Keep A List
Don’t go to the grocery store without a shopping list. If you’re at the store and want to add some more items to your cart, don’t. It wasn’t important enough to be added to your list, so you don’t need it. So keep a list and stick to it.
Take a certain amount of money in cash to the grocery store. This is your budget. Keep this in mind as you shop. It’s also been proven that credit cards make it easier to overspend. Make it a habit to not put your grocery store tab on credit cards.
Don’t go to the grocery store on an empty stomach. If you do, everything will seem delicious to you. Instead, go after eating, it’s good for you and your wallet.
When you cook, make enough to last for several days. It is cheaper to cook once and make enough to last you for a few days rather than to cook a new meal every day.
Don’t Eat So Much
This tip seems obvious, but your body doesn’t require as much food as you normally eat. You may find that eating smaller portion sizes will result in making your waist smaller and your wallet fatter.