The one area of my budget that I always seem to have problems with is the grocery part. I seem to have no problem lowering the electric, gas or water bills, but try as I might I just can't curb the grocery spending.
I make sure I don't shop when I'm hungry. I read the sale papers. I plan my meals. I use coupons.
I'll have a few trips where I don't devitate from the list, use loads of coupons and score some schweet deals. Then I'll have trips where I end up with 2 bags of stuff that cost over $40!
It's rather frustrating.
I think I need to be better about using what is in the pantry and just going to the store for things like milk & fruit regularly. I say this because my pantry is stocked and I went to the store tonight because I needed milk and bread and ended up spending $35. So, that's it. I need to make better use of things that I already have. Maybe that should be a goal for next month?