This post should really be called “Why I’m not buying groceries for 35 days”, but that felt a little wordy. But, it’s true, I’m setting out for 35 days of not buying groceries and I’m pretty excited about it.
The month of June is bit of a big one in my world. Not just because it’s my mum and dad’s birthdays (yay), and probably the month my sister moves into her brand new house (double yay), but because I’m kinda bleeding out the money this month. To the tune of approximately $4600.
Yeah, let’s all just take a moment to pick our jaws up off the floor. My broke little heart hurts a bit even admitting that! But, I have a $2100 bill that I’ve owed for a bit now that I wrote a check for today, about $200 upcoming to pay registration and car maintenance fees, and then my property taxes, which are approximated at $2200. Adulting is hard, yea?
So, from now and for the month of June I’m just not buying any food. Not because it’s anywhere close in terms of cost, but because that will ease the cash flow a bit. The only reason I’m able to do this is because I have a well stocked pantry and freezer that I upkeep (when something is running low, I replace it). My mum helped me out a ton with the initial stock, not just in how to choose what I needed, but also monetarily, which I’m amazingly grateful for. Since that initial stockup, I’ve tweaked things to my taste and budget, and the list is below!
What’s your pantry must-have? Wish me luck for the next 35 or so days! I’ll follow up on the 30th of June with how the process actually went and how much I spent (because we all know it’s not going to go off without a hitch).