This is going to be my last week posting this experiment, but I plan to continue with a more restrictive grocery budget until the week before Thanksgiving. I think that I will follow Amanda’s lead, and allow $30.00 per week for our family’s groceries, but I know that as long as I have a plan, and stick to it, I will be able to adhere to this budget without our family feeling deprived. This week, I did something different.
I have been trying to find ways to be more frugal. I have also been trying to get a tighter hold on our budget to help pay off some debt. In my pursuit of becoming more fiscally responsible, I have been studying the blogs of others who are saving money on their grocery budget. After all, groceries are one of the areas where I feel that I can try to save the most money. I thought I was doing well with allowing only one dollar per person per meal, but I found someone who made me feel like a complete […]
I confess that I am a week late in delivering my final report on the Pantry Challenge, but my life outside of cyberspace has been a bit crazy. Here’s my summary for the final week of my pantry challenge.
I’m behind in my posts this week, but I wanted to give you our report from week four. One more week has come and gone in the pantry challenge, and I’m still having fun. We have decided that instead of resuming our regular grocery budget, we will continue with the pantry challenge through the end of next week rather than stopping on Wednesday, the first of February.
The first week of our Pantry Challenge has come to a close. We haven’t run out of anything, and we haven’t felt deprived. In fact, if I hadn’t told the family that we were doing a Pantry Challenge for the month of January, I don’t think anyone would have realized at this point.