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Comments on: Works for Me Wednesday: Budgeting foods

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By: CC

Sat, 01 Mar 2008 23:32:41 +0000

"I will eat all my chocolate almonds" FOTFL!!!!! I just did a MAJOR Costco run today b/c we have been doing this exactly. Once per month. That's it. And it is sooooo painful for me if the coffee or chocolate chips (I mean almonds) run out before the month is up!

By: SAHMmy Says

Fri, 29 Feb 2008 22:23:55 +0000

Great tip! I remember my mom doing this with sugary cereal. With five kids in the house we'd easily go through two boxes in a day--Lucky Charms tasted like heaven compared to our usual Shredded Wheat--until she started buying ONLY two boxes ONCE a month!

By: LeeAnn

Thu, 28 Feb 2008 00:06:02 +0000

My problem would be that child #1 would eat all the waffles and then child #2 (or worse Husband!) would all of a sudden decide on waffles! The kids would definately be the easier ones to train ;-) But I definitely like the idea of shopping less AND saving money! And thanks for stopping by my WFMW post (lost/misplaced kids). Several people commented on kids with sensitive skin... You could use a sticky label instead (on a shirt- not on skin!)

By: Niki

Wed, 27 Feb 2008 23:21:01 +0000

You have inspired me to try this again. I have to stay firm when something runs out and not go to the store. You are right that is when you spend extra money.

By: Jennifer in OR

Wed, 27 Feb 2008 17:56:17 +0000

I agree - it teaches them a lot. Patience, also resourcefulness, as you have to figure out what else to eat. We operate like this quite often. (Okay, all we have is rice, what shall we do with rice?)

By: Britni

Wed, 27 Feb 2008 17:33:36 +0000

I like this idea and may have to try it when I have kids. We don't run out food very often, it's more likely that things will spoil so hmm. What do you do about fresh food like fruits/veggies/bread etc? The things that will spoil if you buy them in bulk, but you run out of quickly?

By: Tina

Wed, 27 Feb 2008 15:26:51 +0000

How nice it would be for everyone to fend for themselves, at least once in a while. I only have one in the house that cannot cook/fend for herself (although she's learning) but for some reason none of them know what to do if I am not around or busy. They act like they are gonna die! Even hubby! LOL!

By: Hadias

Wed, 27 Feb 2008 15:16:09 +0000

Very good idea. I usually do the family budgeting by planning the meals. I think that at some point I will incorperate this sytem so that my younger children can understand why we don't eat all of the cereal the first three days after going grocery shopping. Thank you for visiting my blog.

By: Angie @ Many Little

Wed, 27 Feb 2008 14:52:44 +0000

I also do a once a month big shopping trip, and then a few small ones for things like bread, milk, eggs, etc. I tried to go to shopping weekly, but now that I've gotten so used to doing it like this, it's hard to change.

By: Heidi

Wed, 27 Feb 2008 10:51:43 +0000

That sounds like a good way to teach planning and responsibility to your kids too.