Grocery shopping is one of the biggest household budgets.
More than 15% of your income is gobbled up by food purchases throughout the year.
This represents an average of €10,500 per year for a family of 4!
Fortunately, here are 3 effective tips to save money like a pro when you go shopping.
Before each trip to the supermarket, I take an inventory of the contents of my cupboards, my fridge and my freezer.
At least I know what I'm missing.
Benefit: I avoid useless duplicates, superfluous expenses.
It takes a little imagination and a little time.
I take an hour to compose varied, healthy and balanced menus for the week based on what I already have at home.
Benefit: I avoid waste by incorporating products that are lying around in my cupboards into my recipes.
Using steps 1 and 2, I prepare a shopping list.
You can use our blank printable shopping list here. So you know exactly what to buy.
Remember that supermarkets push consumption.
Having a list ready helps avoid ramblings on the shelves that encourage impulse purchases.
Benefit: efficient races without forgetting.
One last piece of advice: if possible, try to do the shopping without the children and with a full stomach!