From 2008 to mid 2010 I practised a nice frugal groceries routine. I let things slide and only picked it up again halfway 2012. Now I am back on track and loving it again. What’s my routine? Rather boring, really.
On Mondays I do the groceries. So I get up in the morning and make a list. Never go grocery shopping without a list. Then I’m off to Lidl and shop the greater part of the things we need. I especially like the fruits and veggies they offer at great prices. Also, there’s usually only one version of an item there. Peanut butter is peanut butter, so the paradox of choice is eliminated here. Then, I’ll go to Jumbo (regular supermarket here in The Netherlands) and shop the things Lidl doesn’t have or certain brands we like (coca cola for example).
I spend about €75 on average each week on groceries now. There’s the two of us and no kids nor pets.
How much do you spend each week?