Kalissa and I were talking and both of us agree that we really need to use up what is in our kitchens. Too often we buy groceries, then put them away putting everything in front of the stuff that was already there.
We don’t have a great handle on what’s in the kitchen. We don’t have a great idea of how many items of what is in the kitchen. Our freezers are full.
Check out my freezers. This is freezer #1.
This is freezer #2. Both are filled to the BRIM!!
WE NEED A KITCHEN/FREEZER CLEAN OUT!!!
Have you been where we are now?
Have you figured out how to solve the problem?
We aren’t sure if this will work but…
we are both ready to give it a try. Starting on April 15th…and going until May 15th, we are both limiting our grocery spending and making a BIG effort to use up what we have.
We have heard of people doing things like budgeting for groceries…tracking their grocery spending. Neither of us wants to be super into that long term, we just really want to clean out what we have so we aren’t using outdated food and so we are more conscious of what we are buying…and mostly so we are USING what we are buying.
We’ve heard of people not spending any money on groceries. We both know with kids in our homes, we need to buy milk and have fresh veggies available. We also know we need some of that for us but we both know neither of us needs to buy any meat so this is what we came up with…
From April 15th to May 15th:
We won’t buy any meat.
We will limit grocery spending to $100 for that period of time. That $100 will focus on milk, bread, and perishables like fruits and veggies.
Most importantly, neither of us is allowed to go to the grocery store and buy hog wild before the 15th. If we need milk or a few perishables, that’s fine but not meat…and no canned goods!!
See?? Proof I don’t need more groceries…
Do you want to join us?
You can make your own limits and set your own goals…just have your goal somehow focus on getting some of the cabinets cleaned out.
I think I could do this for about three months. I really keep a stocked pantry but it’s time for me to not stock it quite so fully, especially being Karl isn’t living here anymore. I somehow need to learn to cook for one…but more importantly, buy for one.
We are going to make Tuesday’s out check-in day. I’ll probably do mine in the evening blog post. I’ll mix it up maybe showing you some of the food I cooked…maybe showing you what I bought for the week. I’ll for sure let you know what I spent.
I could probably put up a linky party if any of you are interested in that…let me know. I am so happy that I’m headed in the right direction simply by having a plan. We’d love to hear if you want to join us or what your plans to make this challenge your own will be.
Check out Kalissa’s blog HERE as she will be sharing her progress on the challenge there.