I’m so excited to share how our food and household budget fared in March! For the first time in…well, I can’t remember, our monthly food bill was…are you ready?…$367.00!!! We now have $130.00 to put towards our garage debt or towards a used truck that we did not expect to have. This is really encouraging to us, as I’m sure you can imagine.
One caveat is this last month two things I’ve used to get our bill lower have either gone away (Albertson’s taking competitor coupons) or will go away within the next month (Walgreens Easy Saver program). We’ll see how these impact my bottom line, but I’m not too worried as I’m doing a number of things at once to maximize my savings as I mentioned here and here.
I will continue to update my sidebar, but I plan on spending time on other ways to live well on less over the next few months. I’m going to be posting some before-and-afters of our house remodel in order to talk about budget makeovers that are truly budget (not as in a recent magazine where they profiled a “$30,000 Budget Kitchen Makeover” – uh, excuse me?) and some simple sewing/craft projects for gifts and decor as well as continue documenting our vegetable garden. I hope you’ll join me!