We can survive without love but not without food. But to save money you need to start Budget Grocery Shopping with these easy tips…
So let us get started. It is a very integral part of adulting to learn how to do your groceries on your own and not depend on the local ‘Bhandaar’ or ‘Bazaar’ as they neither provide you with discounts nor any benefits. Also, if your fridge looks like it is jampacked like a luggage at international security, then it must be yelling for you to unload it.
Such an article as this is, is for you types of people, who stock unnecessary grocery items from the supermarket only to do away with them and send them into your dustbin once it has crossed it’s expiry date.
Start budget grocery shopping now.
Because this is not only a financial sin, but a religious sin when one throws away food!You do realize how lucky you are to have food while there are innumerable children dreaming of food?
Maybe you need to visit Africa or our villages and get out of your ‘home and club’ cocoon.
Let us assume you have committed such an aforementioned sin, which, I am pretty sure you have. Let me give you a few tips so as to atone.
- 1 Plan Ahead of Your Weekly Diet
- 2 Learn to Buy Smartly
- 3 Organic really that friendly?
- 4 Don’t buy from the Top Shelf
- 5 Purchase a few some foldable reusable grocery bags
- 6 Make your own meals
- 7 Household Goods
- 8 A Few Budget Grocery Shopping Tips On Buying Things Other than Groceries
- 9 Make Sure It is Absolutely Necessary
- 10 Buy Used Expensive Products
- 11 Always go for high-quality items that you willc never replace.
Plan Ahead of Your Weekly Diet
Quite logical, isn’t it? But strikingly, you would be astounded at the various instances I have walked into Spencer’s and witnessed people scanning the aisles with hopeless faces wondering
“What should I buy? What should I buyyyy?” To the rescue is something very smart and efficient and time saving. Called a ‘Budget Grocery shopping list’.
Learn to Buy Smartly
Sure,you have made your list. Now you go to the grocery store right? Do you have to, even in this digital age?
I mean are you a technology novice? Could you not just use Grofers or Big Basket and avail of their vast array of discounted products?
Fine, you do not trust others with your food. You will go to the market and thus buy what you think is best and check each item’s expiry date on your own. But wait. Pause.
Before stepping into the supermarket, ask yourself if you indeed hungry and in dire need of all those available there?
If so, go ahead. Eat a snack, then ask yourself the latter half of the question again. Repeat until the answer is no.
Rule for Budget Grocery Shopping : Never, ever, ever buy groceries due to sudden hunger pangs or when you may not really need anything.
Don’t leave change pennies while making payment, start paying attention to details to save money effectively.
Organic really that friendly?
Watch out for that ‘organic’ tag! Apparently, pricing mistakes are very common when you buy organic produce.
So a 500 gram packet of organic rice will be priced at something much higher than the price of two good full packets of the best of Basmati. Beware!
Don’t buy from the Top Shelf
Top shelf products are the most expensive/ highest paying and marketing companies. It is advisable to purchase products that are at the bottom.
Think of it as the same thing, but at a better price.
Purchase a few some foldable reusable grocery bags
Not only will they save you money each time when you shall opt not to buy that plastic bag at an extra 3 or 5 rupees，you will also more importantly, you won’t be adding innumerable bags of trash in to the environment each year.
Make your own meals
Something which I see often is the large number of people who have high amounts of eating out. Use Youtube recipes.
Trust me, there is a recipe for literally every thing there. I have seen videos on YouTube to make me never want to step in a restaurant again, ever.
If we master how cook our favorite meals by ourselves, and make ourselves healthier and wealthier in the process. It may get boring, I admit.
But once you have cooked your food, you may achieve something great. That is, great savings on food expenditure.
Every single store has a big section devoted to the collection of bright colored hazardous wastes that people purchase in the interest of maintaining cleanliness.
Many of the purported functions are completely useless, such as ‘Fabric Conditioner’, ‘Hair Serum’, and ‘Air Fresher’.
More and more have you discovered the negative impact of these products, is when you realize their uselessness.
Not only do they punch a big hole in your pocket, they also happen to pollute in and around you.
Thus, it would be better to just stick to the basic Harpic, Lizol and Vim for all your cleaning needs.
Nothing more. Nothing less.
A Few Budget Grocery Shopping Tips On Buying Things Other than Groceries
Make Sure It is Absolutely Necessary
Before buying anything new, think of how it will be used in the future and not end up in the trashcan due to expiry date.
It is unavoidable to give into the impulse of purchasing something then and there due to sneaky marketing and it’s attractiveness.
Keep a “want to buy” list so that you can plan your next expenses and save accordingly. You need to start frugal living.
Buy Used Expensive Products
If you must absolutely own a depreciating asset, you should buy it second hand so as to minimize depreciating costs.
For instance, the iPhone, a sedan, or just about anything that punches a hole in your wallet.
Always go for high-quality items that you willc never replace.
For that is what you will never replace and utilize to in full potential, right? So then why not?
Another thing. Please stop wasting money on non-stick utensils. They only last a couple of years.
Your grandma’s traditional silver and copper and steel utensils lasted several generations. Be like her. Go for stainless steel, iron, or copper.
However, no matter how cheap you may be getting furniture, always buy new. Try PepperFry for amazing discounts. As for books, well, trust the good old libraries to be more than sufficient.
I hope this was helpful. Start your Budget Grocery Shopping from today.
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A few budget grocery shopping tips are:
1 Plan Ahead of Your Weekly Diet
2 Learn to Buy Smartly
3 Organic really that friendly?
4 Don’t buy from the Top Shelf
5 Purchase a few some foldable reusable grocery bags
6 Make your own meals
7 Buy Used Expensive Products
8 Always go for high-quality items that you will never replace.
We tend to make expensive & unnecessary purchases on impulse when we’re hungry. Avoid shopping on an empty stomach to save money!