Grocery shopping – in my house, this can be the budget buster. This is the one area of the budget that I just can’t quite stay disciplined to. I do good for a few weeks with making a menu and a corresponding grocery list and then life gets busy and I’m just winging it. Then I forget half the things I need and buy 10 that I didn’t need.
I’m trying something new this week. My local Wal-Mart is now offering Grocery pick-up. You order your groceries (well anything they carry store wide) online, select a pickup time and just show up. They do the shopping for you. I did a test run last weekend and ordered paper goods and a few odds and ends. It was great! If anything, it keeps me from tossing extra items in the cart.
What is your routine? How often do you go shopping? Do you struggle with staying on track?