After I accepted my abysmal debt health I decided to do some serious number crunching. I created a spreadsheet detailing all of my expenses and realised where quite a large proportion of my wage was going.
Without realising, and for as long as I can remember I have literally been throwing money at Tesco. £250 a month. £3000 a year to be precise. Now that's a lot considering I only buy for myself, and all because I simply got into a lazy routine. Can you believe it? I mean they say 'Every little helps' but thinking about it...I'm actually helping them more than myself really.
Soooo! I decided to embark on a little market research project entitled 'How much does your weekly shop cost?' Now I know a lot of people aren't very comfy talking about money but I think it's quite healthy. I started asking single females what their weekly shop was costing them, and on average the result was about £25 per week. That's £100 a month!
So where was I going wrong? It's quite funny because they (meaning friends and collegues) turned it around and started asking me what it was costing me and why. And after some lengthy discussions, I discovered that most of them cook their meals instead of buying 'ready mades' daily like me, then bring in last nights dinner for lunch to cut their costs.
Hmm! I mean its pretty simple and easy to implement as of now i suppose. So if they can adopt that money saving attitude then so can I. And it'll save me about £150 a month, leaving more money in the penny pot to blast away my debt!
If you're not already on this band wagon I urge you to jump on this with me today and let's stop filling Tesco's pockets and start growing our own!
Labels: Food shopping