I’ve tried once a month grocery shopping before and failed. I wanted to like it. I really did.
I found myself running back and forth too many times picking up the things I ran out of and had forgotten. I ended up spending way too much money – more than my original budget.
Finding two hours to grocery shop every week can feel like a real challenge. How awesome would it be to shop for two hours a month instead of 8? And then add that many need to shop on the evenings or weekends when it’s the busiest – that’s harsh.
One day a month. All-day. And that’s it. You will not have to shop again for the entire month. Whether you’re working in the home or out of the house, limiting the trips to the grocery store is a blessing.
This might be my favorite part of grocery shopping once a month. I was able to get the whole month’s groceries for $286.02. Usually, I am spending about $400 a month. I think I can do better next month.
The boxes of stuff (because our basement can be a little damp), we store on shelves above the washer and dryer. I have heard of people storing food under beds and cleaning out coat closets or linen closets to make room. You may need to get creative.