Friday, 12 March 2010

Personal Grocery Challenge

I have noticed on a few other blogs, and other websites that there are a fair bit of personal challenges going on - decluttering, debt repaying etc, one that I like the look of (and indirectly helping in our debt repaying) is the Grocery challenge - Now as a family of 5 plus a dog we normally spend about £50 per week and this includes normal food, packed lunches, cleaning, toiletries, and pet food which I dont think is too bad? but there is always room for improvement - and so for the rest of March I am going to try and reduce this gradually by £5-£10 and then to reduce this by £10 permanently from April onwards so that our grocery shopping will be £40 per week, I have been inspired by the book title Family feasts $75 per month (I assume this is per person as it is a family of 10(I think) )which by my calculations is roughly £48 and I know I cant spend out £48 per month for a family of 5 (as much as I would love to !!) so that is the challenge and to obviously not scrimp on the quality or quantity of the food, I'll let you know how we get on.........


  1. Following from MBC. It sounds like your kids are just about the same ages as mine. I have one boy turning 10 in May, a girl turning 8 in July and an ornery 4-year-old who is bitter about being the last one home. I am looking forward to reading more of your blogs...especially with the accent!

  2. We are working on the unofficial grocery challenge too.

    Happy to find you from MBC, love your header, title and blog concept.

    I am now following.

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