$75 Budget Begins
SPOILT for CHOICE
I might as well make it official, as of last week we are cutting the grocery budget again – this time to $75 a week.
But before I tell you why, I have an announcement to make. My home-made cleaning products, recipes and the associated classes and group demonstrations have been an unequivocal success. Demand nationwide has been so great that I felt obliged to cater for people who wanted a piece of this knowledge but because of their location are unable to attend my Tuesday evening classes in Waitara. My answer to this was to offer a franchise type arrangement to people around New Zealand (and beyond) love the home-made cleaning products enough to enthuse others about them.
Lynn Putt from Perth Road was an early adapter who recognised value in the MAKE range and is particularly impressed with results delivered by the home made laundry powder, so much so that she has become the Coastal franchisee. Lynn is offering two classes on a Wednesday, 11am and 7pm, to cater for people from Oakura to Opunake who want to learn how to save big bucks by quickly and easily making their own cleaning products
(ph: 06 752 4033).
Discovering how to make effective home-made cleaning products for a fraction of the price of the bought stuff eased the pressure off the $100 budget. Now most of our hundred dollars is spent on food, so when I found myself throwing away rotten pineapple and mouldy tomato paste the other day it reminded me of the bad old days, when we spent a fortune of groceries and than chucked most of it away. A tight grocery budget limits the choices available in your household. If you have the choice between bread and cake – most people go for the cake and the bread goes mouldy. If there is only bread, then you eat that and you are grateful for it. The wasted food in our house recently signalled to me that we were getting spoilt for choice again. $75 a week is extreme… I’ll let you know how we go.
Next Week: Our changed diet