Monthly Grocery Budget.

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by donrae, Nov 30, 2015.

  1. N F C

    N F C More coffee please! Premium Member Project Manager

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    I hear you! I keep telling mine to get back to work but they'd rather be bums and dust bathe all day [​IMG]
     
  2. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We do the same they have gotten less picky lol.
     
  3. Lamancha

    Lamancha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a great idea. I want to join. I have always wanted to track my grocery spending, but it's just so boring. Putting it on BYC just automatically makes it more fun!

    I guess I will start tomorrow since it is the 15th. My cupboards are bare too right now and l need to go grocery shopping, so it's a good time to start.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Bi-Mart 10.00
    Farmers 26.92

    Puts me at 768.31
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2015
  5. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

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    Lordy. Just got back from shopping. $343.82 this month so far. We won't be going again this month, so that's about average. I had no fresh veggies or fruit in the house. Now I have a fridge full! Of course nothing in winter is cheap, but that's ok.

    Tomorrow we are looking forward to a huge fresh salad for supper. With fruit for dessert!
     
  6. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well went to heb and got everything but three things i forgot ended up being 278.31 i am alloted 600.00 a month for groceries, hygiene, cleaning, and animal feed so far i am still under budget by 22 dollars.
     
  7. lazy gardener

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    Are you making your own laundry detergent? Huge savings to be had there, and I can say that it's the best laundry product I've ever used.
     
  8. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No i use magic wash berries they come in a box that works for 360+ washes i still have a whole nother box.
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Wal Mart last night for some OTC meds. Also picked up another turkey breast to smoke, some veggies and some ramen.

    I'm up to 791.44
     
  10. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps


    I make my own and it's a huge overall savings, for everyday use...

    But, I find that it does have some limitations over commercial detergents for heavily soiled items... I find that keeping a bottle of Tide, Era or usually the Aldi generic Tandril on hand is beneficial for heavily soiled items... I have found the commercial detergents work better at getting oil/grease out of clothing after working on equipment and it also does a better job of getting rid of pet/baby/toddler mistake or accident odors...

    Here is my mix, not fully original as it's similar to many others...

    2 Bars Naptha
    2 Bars Zest
    4 Bars Zote
    1 Box (16oz) Baking Soda
    1 Box (55oz) Washing Soda
    1 Box (76oz) Borax

    1. Shred bar soaps in food processor with shredder attachment.
    2. Replace shredder attachment with regular chopping blade attachment.
    3. Put 1 cup of powder and roughly 1.5 cups of shredded bar soap in and blend until mixed.
    (Clearly the amounts in step 3 depend on the size of your food processor)
    4. Dump blended soap mix into container and repeat step 3 until finished.

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    I use about 1 Tablespoon to 1/4" cup per load depending on size, on a 'cool' wash and it last our family of 5 about 3-4 months for a about $15...
     

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