EARLY month's time to shop for groceries. But you should not be careless when monthly expenditure, because the slightest miscalculation could make a broken wallet.
To prevent this, avoid the following in order to stay safe budget.
1. Did not make a shopping list
Before you leave home, check the contents of the fridge and stock groceries. Notice what is gone and what is still enough to at least mid-month.
You can also compile a list of the diet for a month, so that food and herbs needed to be prepared from the beginning.
Shopping without a list of items will make you easy to be tempted to buy things that do not need or forgot to buy the items needed, eventually you have to come back to shop again.
2. Shopping when hungry
Before entering the supermarket, make sure the stomach in a state of satiety. Shopping on an empty stomach will make you easily tempted when looking at the food delicious. In fact, these foods will just be piling useless when your stomach is full again.
3. Do not pay attention to the expiration date
Note the date expired a product before buying it. Buying short-lived products in large quantities will only end up redundant. Make sure the expiration date is still long to be safe for consumption.
4. Maniac brands
Entrusting it renowned brand is fine, if there is no other brand that matched the quality. If there are similar items with the same quality but different brands, why not divert option? Especially if the price is cheaper. Fair to save money, right?
5. No market survey
Small-scale survey should be made to choose which supermarket offers products at lower prices, but the quality is topnotch. Collect catalog of some supermarket shopping and compare prices in order to maintain the budget.