According to reports, the average household spends a staggering £5000 on their groceries each year and throws away a shocking £60 per month of this food!
If you’re looking to ease the squeeze and lower the cost of your supermarket shop, we’ve thrown a few top tips together to help you spend less on food and budget your way out of the current cost of living crisis.
Lesson 1: Make a grocery list and stick to it to avoid overspending.
Lesson 2: Plan your meals. Planning in advance will help you budget what you need.
Lesson 3: Mix it up and shop around. Items can usually be found at varying prices in different shops. Remember saving just £10 per week adds up to over £500 per year!
Lesson 4: Stock check the cupboards. Keep an eye on what you already have so you don’t unnecessarily double up.
Lesson 5: Don’t top up. If you run out of something mid-week try to stay clear of those corner shops – convenience comes at a premium!
Lesson 6: Freeze what you can to avoid wastage. For example, bread. If you won’t eat a whole loaf, freeze half.
Lesson 7: Ditch the brands. You’d be surprised how those cheaper, non-branded items, taste exactly the same as their branded equivalents.
Lesson 8: Love your leftovers. Don’t bin good food, refrigerate, and eat for lunch the next day.
Lesson 9: Special offers. An offer is only good if you actually need it. If the item is not on your pre-prepared list, then walk away from the bargain bucket.
Lesson 10: Last but not least, never shop while hungry! You’ll want to buy everything. Eat up first, and THEN go shopping.
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