Sooner or later we all have to hit the stores. We either have to buy food or new clothing. Believe it or not, it is possible to do both of these things on quite a small budget. You don’t have spent your entire salary on one simple shopping trip.
The first rule of thumb is, leave the plastic at home. Take your credit and debit cards out of your wallet and get used to using cash. When you spend actual cash, an entirely different message gets sent to your brain. You suddenly see the real cost of things. We have become so dependent on credit and debit cards that spending 5 dollars feels the same as 5 thousand.
If you are shopping for food, look for the store brand labels. Most major grocery stores have them and they are generally much cheaper than the major brands. You don’t have to worry about the quality because it is the same stuff.
If you like going out in the evenings, try doing some grocery shopping then. Many stores start to mark down their perishable items at this time. This is a great way to pick up a few things for substantial savings. As long as you use the items quite quickly they should be fine.
By practicing a few tips you can shave hundreds off your grocery bill. Look for store brands and shop a little later. You’ll be amazed at what you can save.