$100 Budget 20/6
Instead of being frittered away on unnecessary grocery items, my hard-earned cash is staying in my pocket. Here’s an example of how to trim your grocery bill down without missing out on much. Imagine it’s one of those expensive weeks where everything you need has run out at once. Here are some actual prices of middle-of-the-range items randomly selected in my local supermarket: Ordinary shopping list:
Loo paper 12 rolls, $7.99
Dishwashing liquid 1litre, $3.79
Laundry powder 1kg, $7.99
Spray cleaner, 1 litre $5.29
Toothpaste Max White, $5.59
Bread – 10 @ $3.70, $37
Pet food rolls 3 @ $7 $21
Save money shopping list:
Loo paper 12 rolls Homebrand, $4.58
Dishwashing liquid 1 litre, home-made, $0.43
Laundry powder 1kg, home- made, $2.66
Spray cleaner 1 litre, home- made, $0.06
Toothpaste Yuk White, home- made, $0.68
Deodorant, home-made, $0.06
Mouthwash, home-made, $0.10
Shampoo, home-made, $0.45
Conditioner, home-made, $0.15
Moisturiser, home-made, $2.50
Bread – 10 Homebrand @ $1.49, $14.90
Pet food rolls at Matador Fresh (best deal in town) 5 for $10 $10
I hear you shriek: I haven’t got time to make all those things myself. How gross, washing hair with baking soda. I haven’t got time to go to Matador Fresh to get cheap pet food and that Homebrand bread tastes terrible.
Well, it only took about five minutes to make all that stuff, my hair looks and feels better with baking soda than ever before, I get some great deals at Matador Fresh, not just on pet food, I like Homebrand bread and I’ve still got $60 left to spend on food.
Classes on making your own cleaning products at home are now running every Tuesday at 7pm or I will come demonstrate to groups of 10 or more people at your venue.
Just look at the money you can save.