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Pinkiepie1985 Mon 30-Jan-17 13:12:30

I've just downloaded a really good budgeting app called 'on trees'. It shows that my average monthly grocery spend is £520. I find this extortionate and am now on a mission to cut it down. This is everything, nappies for two, toiletries, cleaning products etc too.

We are a meat eating family of 2 adults and 3 pre schoolers.

I want it to be £90 a week or under. How much is yours??

Eatingcheeseontoast Mon 30-Jan-17 13:30:44

MammyNeedsASpaDay Mon 30-Jan-17 13:38:27

We are the same as you two adults 1 in school 1 in nursery 1 pre nursery.

We spend about 550 per month. I thought it was a lot but at the end of the day I've come to the conclusion I need to buy some ready meals etc as with two full time shift workers as parents, we don't have time to make everything from scratch.

I've watched all of the "eat well for less" programmes etc and try my best to shop at Aldi to save money but trailing 3 under 6 round a supermarket is no fun! Maybe when 2 are full time school and we have a little more time I will consider trying to budget about more.

MammyNeedsASpaDay Mon 30-Jan-17 13:40:06

Think it depends where you are regionally possibly also. We are north east.

TreaclePumpkin Mon 30-Jan-17 13:43:33

We a a family of two adults and one 4 month old (end) baby. I think we spend about £500 a month (even pre baby) and that doesn't actually include nappies or wipes. No idea where we are going wrong, but I definitely feel like we are spending too much..,

AngryVagina Mon 30-Jan-17 13:46:57

Two adults and a toddler -£320

Shakirasma Mon 30-Jan-17 13:48:11

Between 250-300. 2 adults, 2 kids aged 10 and 14.

Floofborksnootandboop Mon 30-Jan-17 13:49:32

Me, Dp, 4 dc 14-19 and DSs girlfriends 18 and 19 and we spend around £600.

CripsSandwiches Mon 30-Jan-17 13:49:45

Two adults one DS, 4. about £400 a month, DS has lunch at school though and DH buys lunch at work. I don't think I could get it much lower without giving up things like fresh fish which we all love.

TreaclePumpkin Mon 30-Jan-17 14:27:10

*I meant ebf baby (so no money on formula either)

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