I have decided, after considering it, that I need to cut down our grocery budget drastically. After seeing how much it has gone up and thinking about what I buy now and what I used to buy, I have decided that I am sure I can chop it down considerably. As a starting point I am going to challenge myself to keep below £250 for the next 4 weeks.
This should be pretty easy as I have just bought new toiletries, nappies, pull-ups, washing liquid, dishwasher tablets and olive oil so there should not be any big purchases. I am going to see how well I can get on by using up things in the cupboard, cutting down our extravagant spending, reducing the quantity we eat and shopping around for bargains. I need to buy bread, bananas and milk today so finding the cheapest source within walking distance of the house will be a challenge.
Hopefully by the end of my four week challenge I will be able to reward myself by using the difference between what I normally spend on groceries £550 and whatever I spend in the four weeks on paying back some mortgage!