Good evening! It’s Thrifty Thursday over here at The Clutter Diary. This week I am challenging myself to pay only $40 for groceries. We usually spend $80 or so on groceries and household items. But, this week I decided to get a massage and a pedicure, so I need to make that money up somewhere. I have decided that since my pantry looks like this:
It might be a good idea to use up some of the food I have stowed away in there. After all, what good is it to have all this good food if I just keep adding crap to it? I already have all the food I need to feed us until Monday, so I will grocery shop today for Monday-Friday next week. It’s just easier to do that versus trying to go grocery shopping on Monday after I worked all weekend.
First thing I am going to do is go through my food storage areas and toss anything that is expired or just won’t get eaten. Then, I am going to sort the food by category and reorganize the spaces for optimum functioning. When you have a small kitchen like mine and a teensy tiny pantry, you just gotta make do with what ya got. J
Here’s after I reorganized the pantry:
I was able to spend only $27 at the grocery store. But, I predict the other $13 dollars to be used up next week, for a total of $40. Now, that’s a nice little chunk of change that I saved over my usual grocery spending!