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    It's not me......my dh loves to go to the grocery store. He'll go to pick up something and you know the story, other things just jump in that cart to come to our house. So, this week I've challenged him to stay out of the grocery stores until next Friday!!!

    We spend too much on food. This has got to STOP. Wish us luck!

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    Good luck. If you have a meal plan and a list it gets much easier to not "need" anything midweek.
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    take the challenge of every two week shopping. freeze the bread and milk. I dare ya!

    when i did this my budget really came together, along with meal planning and shopping with a calculator to keep a running total.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Contrary Housewife View Post
    Good luck. If you have a meal plan and a list it gets much easier to not "need" anything midweek.
    It's not a "need".........he's addicted to the grocery store. But I will review the list a couple of times with him so we can make sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladykemma2 View Post
    take the challenge of every two week shopping. freeze the bread and milk. I dare ya!

    when i did this my budget really came together, along with meal planning and shopping with a calculator to keep a running total.
    Since this is a dh issue.....we'll take baby steps working up to the 2 week challenge. I know the grocery store is our money pit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vickilynn View Post
    It's not a "need".........he's addicted to the grocery store.
    In that case, take him with you to the store and go on the busiest time of day Saturday. Walk the aisles slowly. Hopefully someone else will bring a couple screaming kids, too.

    After a couple of trips he will never want to see the inside of the grocery store again.
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    Good luck! I've started aiming for a once a week grocery spend. Trust me, it's rather hard. The best way to stay focused is make a list. If you notice that you're going to or have run out of something add it to a list and tell yourself you'll buy it the next time to go grocery shopping. There are usually alternatives to things you need.
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    Your original post was on Friday. Today is Tuesday. How is DH
    doing? Did he make it through the weekend?

    I can't imagine being addicted to the grocery store as I hate
    grocery shopping so much. If you lived near me, I could pay
    him to do MY grocery shopping! lol Maybe that would get it
    out of his system.

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    Good Luck! I know it's hard. You have to eat so you have to go there sometime. It would almost be worth it to send someone else to pick up just what's on your list and nothing more! (that's my wish)

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    [QUOTE=Surilda;1255013 If you lived near me, I could pay
    him to do MY grocery shopping! lol Maybe that would get it
    out of his system. [/QUOTE]


    hahahaha I've many friends ask if he could do their shopping, cause he is good, he made it through the weekend!!! And we added a just in case clause to our challenge. If the items is on the list and you would like to pay for it out of your own money...... go for it!

    My ideas are working - we'll be paying off our camper 1 1/2 yrs early.

    So, he's coming around.....and man did we make a great grocery list out of fear that we would need/want something....

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    Quote Originally Posted by HandyMom View Post
    Good Luck! I know it's hard. You have to eat so you have to go there sometime. It would almost be worth it to send someone else to pick up just what's on your list and nothing more! (that's my wish)
    One local grocery store Lowe's will take your order over the phone and have it ready for you to pick up...but they are high.

    My wish.....deliver it and put it up!

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    Good luck! I've done two trips in one DAY sometimes, because I leave the store and realize that I forgot something that was so obvious that I left it off the list! I try for once a week or less. I don't really hate shopping for groceries, but it is definitely something I consider a chore. Now having to haul everything up a flight of stairs and put it away is another story!
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    Good luck, we try for once every ten days. Milk is always the determining factor. The problem is the less times we go the more you have to handle at a time. I hate putting up groceries.

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    OK, I gotta admit....I have the BEST dh ever!!!! due to my severe RA in the knees (getting knee replacements next year) he shops, brings the groceries in, and puts them away. He also has always washed his own clothes, vacumns and mops.
    Has God blessed me? Oh Yes!

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    We live far from town so we've become quite adept at planning our grocery shopping (and other errands, for that matter). It's become a game. Okay, I'll admit that I hate grocery shopping, too, so that's added motivation to plan well, and to keep a well-stocked pantry at home.

    As mentioned, though, milk is the troublespot: I've tried freezing it, but the fam swears they can taste a difference. The solution: better planning on my part (or at least, an attempt at it ) -- and an agreeable DH who will stop and pick up a gallon or two when he's in town.

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