I stuck to my list - now what???
Honestly did stick to my grocery list and still OUCH!
Only buying what is truly needed. Changing modern cleaners back to the old basics that are less toxic and cheaper (they also tend to go a long way).
Told DH we are eating down our small freezer before I stock up again - I don't want last seasons meats etc popping up next summer.
Seriously eating what is in the house and not what I fancy at the moment while doing the groceries (major pocket burner).
It's still expensive. I even look for new clothes at the thrift shops and for other items.
Oddly enough, now that we have made it to the other side of debt (it took us a good 8 years), I am really scared to let go of my hard earned new habits of being frugal and debt free.
Debt scares me and so does wastage. It's so easy to go there. I use cash or debit only. Credit card is saved for emergencies or holiday expenses (which is immediately paid off once home).
This is so frustration. Next year I'm turning more of my yard into mixed flower/veggie beds to save on some groceries.
Have I missed anything?