I keep meaning to track my food spending for a month, but never do it. So, maybe if a bunch of us do it together it will motivate me. I'm not going to try to do anything special, just follow my usually sales. I am going to try to not overbuy, meaning use my pantry. But I will stock up on good deals and such. I will also keep track of eating out costs.
Anyone else curious to find out what they really spend on food?
I started tracking since the 15th of this month. We've had a budget but haven't stuck to it or monitored it. It's $500/month. My youngest DD and I eat constantly, but being a vegetarian, at least I save that way.
I'm in. I also have microsoft money that I normally use but had to get my laptop serviced and haven't done it in 3 months. Also have had extra mouths to feed all summer. September is perfect to get back on track!
Can I join even if some of my food money comes from food stamps? $440 a month for a family of 5 should be enough but we're eating a lot of drive-through meals (I'm exhausted from being pregnant with 3 kids) and pizza and convenience food and I'm hoping to motivate myself to make more meals at home. Right now I think I'm spending close to $200 on extra food.
Everyone is welcome . The purpose of this thread is to hlep everyone track their food spending for one month. We all have different budgets, eating habits, allergies, diets, etc. This thread is just to keep each of on track for our own knowledge. Does that sound good to everyone?
I'm in! We get a co-op share once a week of organic produce, so I can share with yall what we get each week! I'm always so excited because it's different every week, and it's like getting presents! I could check to see what it will be on the www, but it's more fun this way!
Oh, and I'm in Houston, TX and I shop at two different stores (as well as the co-op)
Sweet--I had planned to start this this month anyway, so I'm definitely in. I have huge ambitions to track price of different categories and whether things are local and/or organic, as well.
Does anyone have any recommendations for (free, Mac OSX) software for this, or should I just try and do a spreadsheet?
For the record, I'm not tracking eating out. We don't do it that often and we have a separate category for it since it's a treat for us. I'm also not tracking DH's occasional Starbucks visits. He can create his own darn spreadsheet for those.
I'm in! My dh & I were just talking about this. We are in Ca, it's expensive, and if I want to be a sahm (well, I baby sit a little) I have to break a lot of bad habbits...and pay off $25k in debt...Lets do it!
Happily married, Waldorf-inspired homeschooler to Kylan (9yo), Everest (6yo), Bodhi (2yo), and a baby due in Oct 2015!