To cut the non-food amt spent to 2/3 rds of what it is running now. I don't think we can get it any cheaper than that because of the softener salt and filter we have to buy being out in the boonies. Still I will try.
I am looking for a cheaper place to buy printer ink.
I will combine sales and coupons which I started this month.
We will eat from the pantry. January we ate out 4 times and I bought Chinese from the store (so I count that as eating out). We would like to bring that down to 3 ....as facing Valentine's day and our anniversary this month. I know we will eat at least once at the local restaurant for Lent as they have a great fish special on Fridays.
I put together a coupon book to keep better track of my coupons.I arranged it in the order of how I shop instead of alphabetical.
I downloaded a savings tracker http://thecouponproject.com/downloads/savings-tracker/
I am putting together a grocery price data workbook that will include my inventory. Goal is to buy at the cheapest and keep track of the inventory without going down and doing a count every month. Plus if possible (my friend that I call Guru) have place were it will let me know I should buy if on sale or a need now.
Hubby would like to retire in 3 yrs. So everything we do know needs to reflect that. Not only financially as in finishing off the last of the debt incurred when he went to 3 days a week for 2 yrs but in the home as of right now we rent a home of 2200 sq ft and use a 1 1/2 car garage, 2 stalls in the pig barn (no animals on the farm any more) and over half the farrowing house which would be 3 10x12 storage units. We want a 2-1/2 car garage and 1400 sq ft with a basement...lots to get rid off.
It's still too cold to plant here but I am hoping towards the end of the month I might be able to plant some lettuce and such in containers that I can cover when it's cold.