Recently a blog reader asked this question: I saw you mentioned doing monthly grocery shopping. Can you give more details? Have you always done this? Do you meal plan?
Our monthly grocery shopping is done at Sams and Costco. We shop at our local grocery store, which is a Kroger affiliated store, weekly.
For monthly shopping, I have a master shopping list where I have all the items from that particular store that I might want to purchase. Then during the month when I know I will need an item, I mark it on that month’s copy of the master list. Before the monthly shopping, I take the list and go through the pantry, fridge, and freezer to see what our supply is of each item. The master list also indicates how many of each item I want to have on hand. That way when I count what I have, I know how many more to purchase.
Because we live 45 minutes from Sams and Costco, we have done that monthly shopping for many years. Our meal planning is on a weekly basis and more affects our weekly grocery shopping. The monthly shopping keeps us supplied with the basics we use all the time.
I’d love to hear how you organize your shopping and lists to be efficient and economical. I am sure we can learn from each other.
Trusting in Jesus,
“And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first
begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth.
Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood”