Tuesday, March 31, 2009
The March Challenge Results
So the results are in, on my challenge to do a much better job with our grocery expenses. During the month of March, I ended up spending $419. Not too bad. My goal was $400, but I am very pleased with the results. And, if I wouldn't have had to buy Pull-Ups on Sunday and had another $10 purchase that wasn't expected, I would have hit my target. It was tough, especially this last week. DVB was quite shocked to see how bare our pantry and refrigerator got by the end, but we did fine. We'll see how this month goes as I spent $350 today at Costco to replenish the supplies!!! $400 a month may be difficult to keep up, but I am hopeful that we will be making some improvements to the overall bottom line. All and all, this was a good challenge for me and helped me really figure out where our money is going and where we can cut back. This was my first time that I actually kept track of every purchase for an entire month and by doing that I knew how much I had left every couple of days. Question for you moms....do you figure in diapers and wipes in your monthly grocery budgets or do they fall into their own category???