It’s Frugal Friday today, and after rassling with the contents of my fridge, pantry and freezer this past week, I decided it’s time to give myself another spending challenge. I usually spend around $700 on groceries in a month and during the month of September, I’m going to try to get by on $300. Honestly, I think we should be in pretty good shape– I have LOTS of meat in the freezer right now and the produce is pouring out of the garden lately. I’m going to start by challenging myself to see how many days I can get without shopping at all. 7 days? 10 days? 2 weeks? We’ll see.
Would you like to be part of this challenge? Pick a dollar amount that seems doable yet is a decrease from what you usually spend. If a whole month seems too intimidating, you can challenge yourself for a shorter time– maybe just two weeks? But the goal is to use what you have as much as possible, and decrease your spending for the month in the process. If it goes well, you’ll have a bit of cash left over to tuck away, maybe for Christmas spending in a couple months?
I’ll report every Friday how I’m doing. I’ll share what we’ve been eating and how I’ve been making do when we run out of things here and there. I always find it to be an interesting challenge. If you want to play along, comment each Friday and share a report of your own.
Notes from other years I’ve done this challenge