How To Grocery Shop Once A Month

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.

Good Debt vs Bad Debt

Once a month grocery shopping doesn’t have to be as complicated as it sounds. It’s just planning out (in detail or rough guestimate) what you need to purchase for an entire month.

Good Debt vs Bad Debt

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. 

Why would you want to shop only once a month?

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.

Save time

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.

Saving money

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.

Where do I put it?

Depending on the size of your family, I would say a lot.  Maybe not as much as you think and probably more than you think.  You will find as you do this, you will need to make adjustments.

How much food do we need?


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