Much like a budget, a food journal or a gratitude journal, I believe that recording and acknowledging your frugal successes (and maybe some failures) is a necessity when you are embarking on a frugality adventure like myself. I first came across 5 Frugal Things on THE FRUGAL GIRL who came across it on THE NON-CONSUMERADVOCATE.COM and I’ve been hooked since. It is amusing to recount the frugal events of the past few days to keep encouraging me on this expedition.
Usually, I do the grocery shopping by myself. It is my mommy time on those glorious early Saturday mornings. However, since I was away all weekend, I brought along the entire Daisy family so that we could spend a little time together. I just couldn’t bring myself to come home from a trip and leave them again to go to the store.
I generally keep our grocery budget to $50-75 weekly. Our total was, drumroll please….$155! What the what?! It is safe to say that this will become a mommy-only even from now on.
Because of this crazy $155 shopping excursion, I’m challenging myself to make it on $20 the next two weeks. I’ll be sure to keep you updated!
What are your frugal successes and failures (if any!) for the last few days? Do you think it’s possible for me to restrict myself to $40 for the next two weeks? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.