This post is part of our series of “Fix your personal finances in 30 days“. A series dedicated to helping you improve your personal finance situation in 3o days without having to make any major adjustments to your lifestyle.
Today your assignment is to clean out the refrigerator and pantry. This post was inspired by tinychoices.com. How is this going to help your finances? Let me explain.
Most of us have tons of food in our fridge and pantry that is about to expire. Why not take this challenge and see how long you can go without making a full trip to the grocery store. Other than the milk and bread essentials see if you can skip at least one full week from the grocery store.
Our average weekly grocery store trip is about $100. I think we could probably get all our essentials for about $25 saving us $75. Not only will you help pad your savings account but you will also get yourself organized.
One blog poster on tinychoices.com went an entire month without making a major trip to the grocery store. How long can you go?