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Did anyone watch the Martin Lewis TV prog last night? It featured a woman who spends less than £3 a week on her food shopping by buying just yellow stickered items. That woman has dedication!
Marlene from Simple Living blog has the same mindset and gets some brilliant buys on a regular basis. 'Mean Queen' Ilona has it down to a fine art too. I rarely find anything reduced to pennies so I think I must go at the wrong time of day. As it's a car journey to the shops it's a bit tricky to get the timing right but I must try harder, especially in the new year when big bills start to roll in and money is tight. Already we have a bill for £1760 for our ground rent. We have already saved up enough for that and council tax is paid by monthly direct debit, but there will be rates, water & sewerage charges, a tank full of LPG to pay for, TV Licence (end of December), the telephone line rental (paid annually up front to get it cheaper) which is due middle of January and so on.....
If we can save on the food budget it will help enormously as we also have to find money to site our touring caravan somewhere during the whole of February now that OH is no longer warden here, otherwise we will be homeless for a month! We are hoping to take the 'van to Padstow at some stage so we need cash!
Ebay is calling me....must have a rummage and sort some stuff to sell....
Is January an expensive time for you too? Or perhaps a different month? What do you do to cope?
Have a wonderful day and stay warm x