I recently got an email from a reader who wanted to know more about stretching her grocery budget towards the end of the month. Rather than just responding to her email I decided to share my advice in a vlog for all of you as well. Here it is:
The biggest game changer for our cash envelope system was when we learned this trick… stop buying the larger sizes that last a long time and come at a cheaper per unit price. Your goal when using cash to feed your family is to have enough food to last until the next paycheck comes, at which point you’re able to refill your cash envelope.
It’s OK to purchase the small or even travel size of certain products so long as it allows you to stay on budget and have enough food to take care of your family until your next paycheck.
I know how much this one tip changed our food budgeting, so I know it will help you too!
What hurdles have you faced trying to follow a food budget? Have you encountered any wonderful tricks of the trade that you’d like to share? If so, we’d love to hear from you in the comments below.
Wife to Josh, Mom to Easton, Teacher to many & Author of Wife.Mother.Teacher. Tiffany writes about living on a budget, accomplishing more on a working mom's schedule, and life with her husband and son.