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Small Grocery Shopping Trips
You have run out
of milk and have to make a quick trip to the grocery store.
Six bags later, you wonder how on earth you ended up spending
so much money when all you went for was a simple carton of
milk. Unfortunately this happens to all of us, and it is a
huge budget breaker.
want you to spend, and hope you will buy more than just a
carton of milk - and you usually do. But the plan of attack
is to enter that grocery store and buy milk, and nothing but
the milk. But this can sometimes be easier said than done.
When you have to
go for those quickie grocery shops, carry a list, even if
milk is the only thing on it! This will help you stick to
your list and avoid temptation to things that definitely aren't
on the list.
If you find you
can't resist, turn to a corner store instead. You might pay
an extra ten cents for that carton, but it is much easier
to leave with just the milk than if you had gone to the grocery
store and spent $30 on food you didn't plan to buy and didn't
And when you plan
your weekly shopping trips, take into account things you might
run out of and stock up. If you go through 3 cartons of milk
in a week, buy three and not just one. Plan your meals around
fresh produce that lasts as long as you need it to, since
various produce has different "fridge lifes".
Whatever your plan
of attack is, make it a point to not have to visit the grocery
store for those quick stops, and instead plan your weekly
shopping trips to cover those shortfalls instead.