How to spend less on shopping
Nobody says you have to buy the cheapest products. Of course, it's better not to do that because you can harm yourself. However, it is worth taking care to optimize the cost of food. So what can we do to spend a little less on food? Quality and quantity in pair? First of all, we do bigger shopping once a week. Products such as bread are bought more often to be fresh, but cold cuts or meat can be divided into smaller packages and frozen. If you think about shopping properly, you won't have to buy many things within a week.
This way there will be no situation that something is missing during the preparation of dinner and you will have to go to the local store, where it will be more expensive. First of all, we plan what we will eat all week long. This point does not mean to eat the same thing every day. But you can plan what will be on each day and thanks to that it will be easier to make purchases. Of course, you have to think not only about what will be at lunch, but also think about what you like to eat for breakfast and what dinners you want to reach for.
We buy on promotions
Remember to buy as many things as you need. We buy more in the case of promotions, including products that you would buy anyway, and they have a longer shelf life.
If, for example, the promotion will include tea at 4.99 instead of 6.99, it is worth buying even three packages. However, if there are tomatoes or butter in the promotion, there is no point in buying them in stock, because the products will go bad anyway and they will be wasted. Even if we assume that we will eat more tomatoes this week. After that, it will still turn out that the food will finally land in the basket. Shopping list It is worthwhile to make a shopping list. It is obvious that without a list you will buy at least a few additional products and not the ones you really need. And then we're on our way to an expensive convenience store to get the products.
Economics in the kitchen
It is also worth to finish such products that are behind us, we always check what else is at home, so as not to buy products for nothing.
It is worth to look in the drawer because it may turn out that there will be, for example, two more packages of those products that we already have. Therefore, this way it may quickly turn out that we will have a couple of zlotys left in our pocket and we will manage to reduce the amount of products that will need to be bought.
It is also worth remembering to prepare food from possible leftovers that we have. If you have meat from a Sunday broth, you can use it in various ways, e.g. making meat paste or preparing stuffing for dumplings. Don't go shopping hungry. You can never go shopping hungry. This advice may sound trivial, but probably everyone has gone to a shop in starvation and then in a basket there are many products that you wouldn't normally buy, and which you would like to eat. In turn one should also beware of marketing tricks that are used in shops, e.g. setting more expensive products at eye level.