How much is your weekly food shop (and let’s see inside your fridge)February 21, 2012 at 8:47 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 9 Comments
Tags: butcher, fishmonger, food bill, Food shopping, grocery bill, supermarket shop, weekly shop
I got talking to @mummy_blogger on Twitter last week about how much our weekly shopping bills are. Admittedly she has her work cut out for her with special dietary requirements in the family and food shopping prices have sky-rocketed over the past few years – as has everything unfortunately.
When she said her weekly food shop was £120 I was convinced that mine was half that – surely I couldn’t be spending the best part of £500 a month on food?! We are both families of three so we should have similar outlays. Both of our children are just in nappies at night, we both use a local butcher and us a fishmongers too. I wish we had a local green grocers – when we visit family in London I’m always jealous of the rows and rows of fresh fruit and veg lining the streets.
So I’ve started keeping a note of how much we’re spending on food – I’ve totted up the total for the past month and it equates to about £75 a week (I’ve deducted about £50 for the new electric toothbrush I bought, dry cleaning, a birthday present and a few other things).
Things like washing powder and dishwasher tablets always add to the bill so I try to buy them when there’s a half price offer on – sometimes we have none, sometimes we have four packs!!! I used to spend about £10-£15 a week on wine and we’ve cut that down to a maximum of £5 a week since Christmas (well I have, husband was never a big drinker but I was a big glass a night girl).
I haven’t included the takeaway we had at the weekend, or food we’ve bought on the go like sandwiches or snacks – thoughts on whether that should come in the budget?! Do you have a weekly budget? If so, how much?!
And, do post a pic of the contents of your fridge/favourite recipe/money-saving tip and so on…