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Grocery shopping at home

January 5th, 2008 at 06:38 pm

I decided to go grocery shopping in my own household store this weekend. I went through the freezer and basement mini-mart, and created a list of meals that should last us through the next two weeks.

I do need some things from the actual store to supplement the grocery list, but nothing that should cost more than $40 each week (that's for a family of three humans and two dogs). Part of that $40 will go toward sale items that I want to stock up on -- things like shampoo and aspirin.

Tomorrow is grocery shopping day -- although I don't leave the house to do it ever. I find it's best for me to pay the $10 fee and have the stuff delivered instead of risking my compulsive nature kicking into high gear at the grocery store.

4 Responses to “Grocery shopping at home”

  1. boomeyers Says:

    I wish our store delivered. You are right, it would save more money than going to the store!

  2. nance Says:

    If you go with a list, and "on a mission" you can avoid impulse buys. I don't even look at what is on the shelves, I just head toward what is on the list, put it in the cart, and get out of the store!

  3. collegemomma Says:

    A while back I asked for a map of the grocery store with what was in each aisle. They didn't have one. So I brought a pen and paper and wrote down every category in each aisle myself in the order I usually go through the store. Then I went home and created a list on my computer. Now I can print off a new list each time I need to go grocery shopping and check off what I need. When I get to the store I just go through the aisles as I always do and instead of browsing I look at my list and pick up what I need as I go down the aisle with my cart. If there is nothing I need in an aisle then I'll skip it. It really helps keep me focused (as long as I'm using it, which I am again now) while I'm in the store and prevents me from buying things I don't need.

    Oh and I really like the idea of shopping in your own home. I need to stock up that way.

  4. compulsive debtor Says:

    I've gone the list route. It does no good. Trust me. The delivery service is worth it. I cut my grocery bill from $300 per week to $50 to $100 per week.

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