Tip 1: Shopping Rules
Tip 1: Shopping Rules
If you do not want to experience crueldisappointment from the senseless waste after going to the supermarket for groceries, it is enough to approach this task not as an entertainment or a spontaneous impulse, but as a planned and well thought out event.
Buy everything you need and even save money whenthis is quite possible. You just need to get rid of the habit of doing shopping spontaneously. Reasonable planning in this matter will benefit your budget and your health.
Buy Wholesale Products
Wisely come those who, having received a salary,try to replenish the supply of food in the house in such a way that it is enough for a fairly long time. Products such as cereals, flour, sugar, can be kept in the house for a month or two, while maintaining their quality. In addition, by purchasing large packages, you save much.
In "wholesale" purchases there is one more positivethe moment: every time you go to the store, you are tempted to buy something "tasty" and unplanned. Especially large is the risk of such wastage, when you come to the supermarket with children. Consequently, the less often you visit stores, the less chance of "unplanned" expenses.
Choose simple packaging
It often happens that the goods are much more expensivenot only because of its excellent quality. Often you have to overpay for the promoted "brand" and beautiful packaging - because manufacturers need to compensate for advertising costs!
Remember the rule "Good in advertising is notneeds "and give preference to goods packed modestly, perhaps, produced in the area where you live. Of course, carefully examine the information on the product, indicated on the packaging, will not be superfluous. At the same time, you can be sure that "modest" products are not inferior in quality to their advertised competitors, and sometimes they exceed them.
A few more rules
Even if you took care of the food stockfor future, perishable goods such as milk, eggs, butter, cottage cheese and meat products you will have to buy quite often. In order not to spend too much, follow the simple rules of visiting the supermarket, and you can save yourself from unnecessary waste.
- Going to the store, make a list of what you are going to buy - this will help you not to "spray" on possible temptations.
- Count how much money you plan to spend during a trip to the supermarket, and do not take with you more than the necessary amount.
- Do not go to the store on an empty stomach: if a person wants to eat, it is much easier to "persuade" himself to buy something tasty, but perhaps expensive and harmful.
- Do not take children to the store. Babies are particularly prone to bright packaging of various harmful products, and it will be difficult for you to refuse them.
- Remember about marketing tricks. Most often at the level of your eyes are shelves with the most expensive products, and cheaper similar products you can see by raising your eyes up or down. Try to circumvent the supermarket purposefully, without lingering in those departments where you did not plan to buy anything.
Tip 2: How to reduce food costs
According to statistics from 25 to 50% of earningsthe average Russian is accounted for by food. Compatriots love and know how to eat heartily, but in austerity, go to grocery stores should be treated with care of an experienced housekeeper.
Economical hostess plans everything - menu, schedulea trip to the store and an approximate budget, which can be spent on one food basket. Only at first glance scrupulous planning seems to be something boring and ineffective.
The main habit that should be instilled in everyone,who wants to save on food, is the refusal of frequent trips to grocery stores. Optimal to buy once a week or less. Before going to the store should make a list of really necessary purchases. For this, a menu is made for the next few days. On the day of preparation only perishable products are purchased - everything else is from stocks, which are replenished approximately every two weeks.
It is very effective to impart an empty rulerefrigerator. It is to adjust the menu based on what products are already purchased and until they are used to abandon unnecessary trips to the store.
First of all it is necessary to prepare fromperishable products - sour-milk group, meat, fish, eggs, vegetables. It's better to freeze what can not be cooked now. In the long term, the purchase of a separate freezer will reduce the volume of products sent to the basket.
New home traditions
Economical housewives prepare salting and bakingindependently, abandoning the variegated jars and semi-finished products. Home-made delicacies are not only tastier and safer, but also allow you to significantly save on ingredients. For example, a piece of pie in a pastry shop will cost from 70 to 250 rubles. At the same time, the cost of a whole bunch of delicious homemade delicacies will cost from 150 to 300 rubles. The most budgetary options for baking tea are home-made charlottes, sweet pies and oatmeal cookies.
Also, uneconomical purchases are cuttingSausages and hams, semi-finished products for microwave ovens and vegetable kits for ready meals. This category of products is designed for the ever-busy buyers, ready to overpay for cutting, shredding and packing.
Rules of going to the store
All households must clearly understand that the storeyou should walk on a full stomach. Otherwise, there is a great risk that in the basket there will be deliciously packed cakes, donuts and other not the most economical products.
In this case, it is best to take not a cart, but a basket. So in the process of buying, the real weight of the chosen one is felt, and the search is very quickly noticeable.
It is very important to pay attention to discount promotions. Contrary to popular belief, stocks do not always include products with expiring shelf life. If you carefully monitor them, then you can replenish the stocks of products with a long shelf life at a bargain price, saving a lot of money on this.