When I moved out of my mom's house, it was me and my son (11 months at the time) and the very first shopping trip i spent somewhere between 100 and 150, for things like seasoning, napkins, papertowels, dish soap, foil, cling wrap, sandwich bags. After that, it averaged about 60 dollars every two weeks. I was a very frugal shopper- make sure to comparison shop. A lot of places like walmart or target will price match if you find something cheaper else where. Buy store brand if you can. Use coupons. Make sure you check because sometime with a coupon, store brand is still cheaper, othertimes its a cheaper with the coupon. Always take a list. That will cut down on buying things you've already got at home, and it also helps with the "but i would LOVE to have some" it sucks, but when its not in the budget, sometimes you can't have it.
at 2:34 PM on Mar. 11, 2009