Trolleys at the Ready!!

Shopping

 

 

Although I love food I'm not so keen on shopping for it, trailing around the supermarket is not my idea of a good time!

Before you set off there are two golden rules to remember!

  1. Make a list. This is essential if you want your shopping to be credit crunch friendly.
  2. Do not go food shopping when you are hungry! This can fatal to your food bill (not to mention your waistline!) as the temptation to buy more snacks & treats will be hard to resist! 

to your door!

One of the best things to come out of the internet, in my opinion, is online supermarket shopping! As a self-confessed lazy shopper it's ideal, I find it easier to stick to my list & budget & the best bit is someone will deliver it all to my house-perfect!

All the big supermarkets  now have an online shop, & they store your last shop so you can refer back to it next time! mysupermarket.com shows you all the best offers from all the supermarkets making it easier to decide which to use.

BOGOF!!

We all love a BOGOF (Buy One Get One Free) or even a 3 for 2, but sometimes we can be wooed too easily & end up with groceries that go out of date before we can use them! Before you fill your trolley whether it be in store or online, ask yourself:

  1. What can I make with this/these?
  2. Can I freeze it/them?
  3. Is there room in the freezer?

A Place for Everything & Everything in it's Place!

 

 

 

Ok, so that's the shopping done, now to put it all away! Not a difficult task I hear you say, & no it shouldn't be! Hopefully now all your cupboards are tidy & organised but what about your freezer?

Take some time to check exactly what you have in there (preferably before you shop!) & make a list. Add to the list every time you shop & cross things off when you use them, this will hopefully avoid wasting food which nowadays is something none of us can afford to do! Another important thing to remember is that a full freezer costs less to run!