I wanted to see what others spend at the store! My budget includes diapers, and all household and personal items. I use a lot of coupons. I try not too buy too many boxed items. From what you see on extreme coupon show they eat a lot of boxed noodles and crap. We go through a lot of produce and chicken.
But my monthly budget is 600 and I am trying to bring that down to 550.
What about you?
We have our dairy delivered-- and that is about $25/week for fresh/organic milk.
I spend about $150/week on all other items. We buy primarily organic/free range stuff. And almost no pre-packaged items aside from breakfast cereals.....meals are typically all made from scratch. We really only eat meat a few times/week simply bc we buy the more expensive stuff.....
Though our CSA will start our veggie delivery next week, so I'm excited to see how much we get this year So many fresh veggies and fruits....
DD 8.03, DD 6.05, DS 3.07, DD 5.09, and DS arrived 6.17.12
Ummmm, yeah....grocery budget is insane!!
Ours does change a bit, higher in the summer when boys are home but average is 200 a week at Costco and 100 every 2 weeks at the regular grocery store. So, what's that...$1000 a month!!! I don't like these questions that make me think about it!
Gosh, that's a lot of money! My boys are vacuums! I know we spend A LOT on milk, meats and produce. I make pretty much everything from scratch, including our breads.
Christina-- I think that will be our bill in another 10 years
We spend about 500/month on groceries. Some months are less, others more depending on what we do that month (friends and family over for dinners are something we like to do, but it raises food bills those times).
I buy all generic stuff and we eat a lot of fresh fruits/veggies. I make my own bread and pasta, and we "grow" our own eggs (so I guess that doesn't take into account feed costs for our chickens, where we get our families eggs and we eat a lot of eggs ).
Hmmmm.... I'm currently in denial... if I don't add it up, I can't find out how much it's gone up in the past year.
No, I think we're around 500 a month on average. I've been bad lately, with moving and then everyone getting sick repeatedly our budget kinda got tossed on end for a few months. I need to reevaluate and reestablish our new budget, but I just haven't had the time/energy needed to really look at it all yet. And since we've been sliding along ok.... I haven't had the motivation to do so either, lol.
dh ~ Jacob
dd ~ Ruth(11), ds ~ Jotham(9), ds ~ Caleb(7), ds ~ Evan (4), ds~ Ted (2)
Less than $200/week as of right now. I am sure that will get bigger as they do
Wife to Jason
Brodie(9)~Deacon(8 )~Truman(8 )~Sawyer(5)~Elliot(3)~Finn 3/9/12
We spend $200 per week on grocery and household. That includes everything for the household, including cat litter and food, and if we need something like a small kitchen appliance or bed sheets, we will save up some of our household budget for the week for that. The only items not included in household are gifts and clothing and home improvement, which are separate items on our budget. (Home improvement is separate because we have to make modifications on our home for Isaiah and to prepare the house for moving.)
Deb ................. DH Norm
DS Caleb, 13 ...... DS Patrick, 12
DS Isaiah, 8 ......... DS Thomas, 7
DD Cherish, 6....... DD Emily, 7\18\13 ....... Ripple, 17
William, 14 weeks, 4/11/12
Mine are still little...so I'm sure it'll go up with time. I go shopping twice a month and usually spend $150-200 each of those times We don't eat out often (maybe once a month? depending on which month, some we do more than that, some not even once). I used to be more motivated to cook from scratch and I'm slowly getting back there, I have a bread machine that hasn't been used in far too long (but I used to use it often and would like to get back to that point...). Right now our big expenses are DEFINITELY milk, peanut butter and bread. Bread isn't expensive but with how often we need it and considering how far from town we live it can be pretty pricey to need to run somewhere for bread (usually the gas station near us, which of course costs more than the store but probably equals out when you figure in gas)
I do want to raise chickens, but it'll be another year or two and I don't see it saving us *that* much. A dozen eggs usually lasts us a week....depending, fall/Christmas I go through WAY more
DD1- July 2004
DD2- April 2006
DS1- December 2009
DS2- August 2011