For July we have just entered school holidays here in Australia. So I have to take that into account, as usually we do go through a lot more food at home with the kids being here everyday! I still have a set budget of $400 for this months big grocery shop plus my usual $50 per week extras budget (usually adds up to $150 by the end of the month). So that would be a total of $550 for the entire month and just around $137 per week on average for our family of 4. My estimate is looking to be $286 for my big shop and that's once again WELL UNDER MY BUDGET OF $400! We will see what happens when I actually go out shopping as I will have the kids with me.There is always a bit of impulse purchasing when they are with me lol lol lol, but I think it's safe to say I probably wont spend up to my full $400 ..... So what will I do with the left over cash? Well you will have to keep an eye on the This Mum At Home You Tube channel to see!
Some Tools I used to do my meal planning were:
(VIP's use the shop code found on the private Facebook Group to download FREE)
- 4pk Monthly Meal Planner + Shop Your Pantry Meal Ideas + 40 Dinner Theme Night Idea's + Blank Family Favorite Meals Sheet - INSTANT DOWNLOAD
- A Easy Grocery Calculator - INSTANT DOWNLOAD
- 2pk Grocery List Budget + Grocery & Meal Planning Wish List - INSTANT DOWNLOAD
- Lunch Box Meal Planner - INSTANT DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE
So that is where I'm at this week. Be sure to check out the matching grocery haul vlog if you want to see what I got and how I went with staying within my budget.