My Grocery Shopping Process

I’m going to make this a quick and easy step by step without a long drawn out story or explanation…

Ain’t no body go time for THAT, so let’s get to the point here.

*Note I have our grocery budget of $150 in mind through out this whole process.

  • Step 1: I look and make two list. What meals I have and what we are out of. Oh! And this includes food + anything else we use for hygene, cleaning, etc.
  • Step 2: I use the flipp app and my stores online website/mailed adds and search for those things in my list that are on sale! I will then list the price and ideal adding as I go. Unless I know an iteam can be found cheaper else where. ( I know I can get bread at our local econo foods for 89 cents)
  • Step 3: I ask what foods my husband is craving and take into account what my toddler has been asking for or run some of her favorite meals by her. I’ll look at the sales ads. Then I will find what I need to make those meals and add them.
  • Step 4: I’ll look at meat and produce in adds and add only what’s on sale at the cheapest.
  • Step 5: I check and make sure my list adds up to only $100 or less.
  • Step 6: One store has a card I can clip digital coupon too, so I do that. The other has a “Super” coupon that is in their sales add I cut that out and put it in my wallet along with any other coupons and my list.
  • Step 7: I go grocery shopping

Here is explanations I was saving.

My list is in my phone with the flipp app and on paper, I take both and sometime forget one..you know which.

Where does the $50 go in my budget?

Well 3 things

Knowing exactly where the sales items are usually in my store I make a point to look. These iteams usually arent included in the add.

I also looking for stock up iteams that are on sale, especially if it’s canned goods.

And during summer/fall we go out to our camp a lot, spend a good bit of time getting wood, and hunting. So we need quick grab n go, grilling,or easy prepared food/drink. During the winter my husband and I have a “date” where we get our favorite foods and watch a movie on the weekend.

Do I store hop?

Sometimes, the stores in town are close enough that it doesn’t bother me too if something like meat is on sale cheaper.

Lastly the irrelevant, my grammar are good is. I have to remind y’all from time to time. 🙂

Comment and let me know what’s on your mind about this.

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Momma on a Budget in The Big Woods

I’m a momma on a budget living in the real world, out in the Big beautiful woods.

I’ve been looking into ways to do what I already do better.

I’m a momma who budgets and keeps up with a household.

You’ve heard this before and if you’re like me, you’ve watched the youtube videos, read the blogs, but they don’t work.

Why?

These ladies are obviously good at what they do in the modern towns/city world.

There isn’t anything wrong with that, except it’s not working for me.

1. I don’t live in a big house that is shiney and all things white with grey accents.

2. I live 45 minutes away from the nearest big town, where we buy everything.

3. I believe in buying local first, online second, and I don’t use self checkouts or free pick up.

4. I am outdoors getting dirty A LOT. Getting dressed to impress doesn’t happen often. Keeping a pair of jeans from getting holes in them is a struggle.
5. I could keep adding to this list but I’m not, except, where the heck are their kids?! You can’t tell me you’re getting all this done without a kid wrapped around your legs.

I was kind of thinking to myself, I can not be the only one.

Actually I know I’m not the only one.

Here is what I am going to do.

I’m going to start sharing with you MY tips and tricks that keep my sanity around, well…some of the time.

Comment below and let me know your thoughts.

Would you like to see videos too?

What is something you want to improve, but just don’t know how?