I have put myself on somewhat of a budget and to my surprise, I'm kind of enjoying it so far. Yesterday, Michael and I sat down and made a "menu" for the week...this included our "nightly" meals and nothing else. I made my grocery list by this menu and also got a few quick and easy things for breakfast and lunch.
I started off my grocery shopping at Sav-A-Lot and was impressed at how much of my stuff I could actually get there and how cheap it was. I got all of our meat there, which I think is the best in town, and also a lot of the other items that I needed. Then, it was off to Wal-Mart for the few things that I couldn't get at Sav-A-Lot and to Piggly Wiggly for some deli meat (I love their cajun turkey and can't find anything else comparable, so I'll spend a little extra on it).
Today, I am brown bagging it...lol...It amazes me how much people spend (me included) when they buy their lunch every day. So, starting today, I will be bringing left-overs or a sandwich on most days to eat for lunch. This food will be better for me and save us a ton in the long run.
So, no more "stupid" spending for us for a while. We will only eat out for "special" occasions during the week, no trips to Burger King for breakfast or out to "grab a quick bite" for lunch; no more "Oh, let's get this or that for the house", (the house is fine just like it is, and there's no reason to buy something just to buy it) ; and no more unnecessary trips to town to pick up one or two things...if we needed it that bad, we should have gotten it while we were in town. Gas is too high to make several trips a day to town.
Here's to saving money...lol