For moms out there, perhaps you are wondering how you can save cost on groceries. Perhaps you are having difficulty organizing your priority list of expenses. Or maybe, you cannot shop at all because what you have in your wallet is not enough. Fear not anymore because in this post, I will reveal the many ways on how you can make ends meet when it comes to budgeting and shopping. I will tell you how shopping can be an anticipating and enjoyable moment.
Wants Vs. Needs
Number one thing to do is to still religiously take down notes of what needs to be bought. Remember, identify in the list what are the needs and what are your wants. Don’t worry, your wants will still be bought but you just have to prioritize your needs. Your wants can be bought at a later time.
Schedule your Shopping
One important trick is to schedule your shopping. What you can do is to know when is the next sale. While you can shop to any grocery store that has sale, it is better to stick to one or two stores. This is for you to be at home when shopping. You will also know how much to prepare because you already know the prices. Remember, shopping to a new store may result to excessive expenses because you don’t know what to expect to even if you have a list. So what you can do is schedule it on payday or during a sale.
Stick to your Budget
It’s easier said than done I know; and it takes a determined spirit to do this. More often than not, we tend to go away with our budget. Just be religious in doing this. If you fail, stand up again and go back to your focus. When you shop, put a note to every corner of your pocket and in your grocery list. Place there the note: “Stick to your Budget” so you will be reminded always.
Are you familiar with this? If not, you can try checking fastcoupon.com and other couponing sites. These sites offer coupons and discounts to the usual items we are buying when we shop. The amount is not that big but I tell you it’s worth collecting. If you will compute for all the possible coupon you can collect and use, you will be surprised how big your savings on cost can be.
Many are not on couponing and they are enjoying it. Some even create their coupon club online and exchanged coupons with each other.