It’s funny how at the start of this blog the shopping post were the easiest to write and now they are by far the hardest. So on the day that we head off to do this week’s shop we finally tell you about last week’s shop. Last week was cheese from Rob the Cheese and flour from Lil the baker. A teabag and milk top up then…… fruit, veg and a few tins from the greengrocers in Carterton. Total spend £17.90.17
We really are finding the further we go with this the less we need. Becksie was watching a little bit of Save with Jamie and a point was raised that really made her think in a different way about this experiment. Here goes:
Right from the start people have said how can we do this and it be cheaper. Supermarkets are known for their cheap prices, offers and deals. We know all this and yet avoiding them has somehow saved us money! Yes some items are way more expensive out of the supermarket so…….. what is going on? At one point in Jamie’s programme he was taking about food waste (who knew if you froze fruit it would keep and you could make a smoothie???? – sorry sarcasm not needed). He said something along the lines of ‘the average family waste in average £650 of food per year! Interesting! Since doing this experiment our food is honesty zero – of course we produce onions peelings et al but actual consumable food waste is zero. So….. we stop shopping in the supermarket, we save £730 so far and have zero food waste! Maybe just maybe this is where some of our saving is from? By breaking free from the supermarket we have not been tempted to buy extras or offers and we have only bought what we need! Wow – maybe this is the key??
Thoughts please folks!?