That's all I can say! I stumbled across this awesome, inspiring blog last week. Gayle is the mom of four kids and she (along with her husband) eat each week on a grocery budget of $60. That's right, $60 a week for a family of 6 (including at least one teenage boy)!!! That also includes toiletries but not make-up, clothes, etc. Also, they only spend $40 per week on gas ($20/2cars). They do have a garden and she homeschools the kids. However, judging by our food consumption this summer that may not be a budget helper! Perhaps my favorite thing about Gayle's plan is that she doesn't use coupons -- that's right NO COUPONS! Considering that I absolutely loathe coupons, this chick immediately won my favor.
We used to have a much tighter grocery budget, but lately we've gotten a little lax. I'm ready to tighten the reins; thankfully not because we HAVE to, but just to be more responsible. We are wasting a lot and we know better!! That extra cash could be used to pay off some debt and boost our savings. I'm not sure I want to immediately cut back to $60 per week, but I'm really considering $80. We'll see.
So, not to be nosy, but I'm wondering what do you spend each week on groceries? What about clothes, shoes, gas, etc? Just wondering...