Do I really mean
grocery shop at home before at the store? You bet! When you
make up your grocery list for the week's meals, first do a
check of the contents of your fridge and pantry. Your list
might have a can of tomato sauce, but we tend to put staples
(and the really odd items) on our grocery shopping list without
checking our own kitchen inventory.
When you do your
grocery list, take the extra minute or two to check the pantry
and fridge. That can of tomato sauce might be hiding behind
the creamed corn and baked beans. And the jar of olives you
need might actually already exist in the fridge, and it hasn't
even been opened to boot!
Most people can
find at least one item on their shopping list they have duplicated
without checking their own kitchen first. And fortunately
for your budget, many find more than one item they already
have in their cupboards. So do your budget a favor by checking
before you shop!