We’ve had a frugal grocery budget for several years now, but I know it’s hard to figure it all out when you’re just getting started.
If I had just one piece of advice to offer when first creating a budget, it would be this: Keep your grocery receipts.
I know, those little pieces of paper are irritating enough as it is right? Those numbers… those totals… And now I’m telling you to keep them so they can continue to stare you in the face?!
Have no fear – I’ve got six good reasons why you shouldn’t throw away your grocery receipts and I’m sharing them today at The Nourishing Home.
Before you think your purse, counters and life will be taken over by strewn pieces of paper, I’ve got solutions for you keep it all organized too. You can find it all right here.
The whole purpose behind keeping your receipts is to help track your grocery spending, but I know that isn’t always easy either. My post today is the answer to “What do I do now?!” when you’re in the beginning stages of grocery budgeting. It’s the bridge between step #1 and step #2 of this process, so be sure head over to get the practical advice and solutions to this whole grocery budget thing!
If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to Crumbs to get 5 pages worth of grocery budget printables. They’re designed to literally walk you through the first couple steps of the grocery budget process and help you eat real food on a real budget!