Things have been crazy (obviously), especially since opening the second store! I have found it difficult to give my meal planning the attention it needs. As much as I am following my usually process I do feel like I rush it more than I use to at times. There for not achieving the most out of what I can to benefit.
My biggest problem is just having the time! Because I am also filming things for the YouTube channel at the same time. It takes me 3 times as long as it would you doing it! So watch todays video here to see my solution I have been following during September/October :)
My NEW rule for setting a grocery budget is $50 per person for the main grocery shop in the first week of my fortnight and just $50 for the top up shop in the second week. The top up shop I base off my budget per person in the first week. As a family of 4 that is a total of $250 for the fortnight for food, drinks, toiletries, cleaning products etc anything you buy in a grocery store. I feel no matter where you are living in Australia - city, country or coastal states - it's a fair $ goal for your budget. However if you worry about starting this low, then perhaps increase it by $10 per person to begin with and work from there to see if you can reduce in a few weeks time.
So be sure to watch the matching grocery haul to see if I stay under budget !
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)
- 7pk 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
- Daily Meal Planner For The Busy - INSTANT DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE
Print out these using the VIP shop code found on the Facebook Group!
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.