Gosh, you gals are on top of it! I budgeted $500 for food and cleaning items, etc., and it was tough for me! I don't know what I'm doing wrong here. Other than my autistic son will only eat certain things, and of course they don't make generic spongebob squarepants macaroni and cheese!! Don't get me started...
My budget for December is GASP... $450 for the month to include Christmas baking and Christmas dinner.
I'm in for $320 this month. Doesn't include pets or paper products.
I came in a little under budget for November. We are going to try to do the major shopping just twice this month. On the 1st and 15th. I'd like to keep each major shopping trip under $125. I know we'll have to pick up bread and milk in between trips.
I stopped keeping track the week of Thanksgiving. I know I am well over my goal. I will try to get back on track for December. I will set my goal at $275 for all food, cleaning and HBA for a family of two adults, and one hungry adolescent. The price of milk and produce are killing my budget! We don't buy much meat, but it is high too. My freezer is nearly empty.
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