(Closed) Grocery bill after moving to house.

posted 5 years ago in Home
  • poll: Did the money spent on food go down when you had a bigger kitchen?
    Yes : (11 votes)
    15 %
    No, it went up : (18 votes)
    25 %
    It stayed the same : (44 votes)
    60 %
  • Post # 3
    46589 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Our grocery bill has stayed the same for a long time.We didn’t change our eating habits just because we moved. I love to cook though, so that’s not an issue. We like to cook together too when that’s possible.

    Post # 4
    32 posts
    • Wedding: January 1993

    our bill went up, cooking at home more often and with a big beautiful kitchen I find excuses to bake or prep things I wouldn’t have wanted to in our old place

    Post # 5
    3210 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    When I moved from a house shared with roommates (with a huge but messy kitchen) into my home with FH, our grocery bill went up and the amount we spent on eating out went down. Before getting my own place, I couldn’t imagine spending $100 on groceries, and now, we routinely spend more than that every week. We eat much healthier now, and when we go out to eat, it’s to a fancy restaurant or somewhere with great reviews (and not a random joint just because we’re too lazy to cook).

    If you find yourself getting too tired to cook after work, get a crockpot. It’s a lifesaver!

    Post # 6
    1143 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We still work the same jobs, so the hours at which we are home are still the same!

    The only way our grocery bill has gone up was when we got a deep freeze, and we went a bit crazy buying food to put in it…

    Post # 7
    283 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Ours has gone up a bit after moving to a bigger house, but I thinks it’s actually more the area we moved to than the house. Lots of farmers markets here and everyone is into healthy eating so food bill went up a bit but not a crazy amount

    Post # 8
    601 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @AB Bride:  ours went up at first because we stocked the cabinets with tons of dry ingredients, we love bulk bins. our monthly bill went up in proportion to dining out going down. We cook nicer meals at home now since I have a counter and more than a two burner stove and a quarter sink. 

    Post # 9
    1181 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Our grocery bill went up and going out to eat decreased (a lot). we saved only a little more on food than usual and I have been eating healthier (can’t speak for my junk food loving FI).

    Post # 10
    1181 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014
    Post # 11
    5660 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @AB Bride:  I voted that it stayed the same although that may not be true. Hard to say, I did a bit of couponing when we lived in the condo, but owning a home I don’t find as much time to cut coupons so we spend more there. We also spend more i think going to Costco now that we have an extra freezer, which may also reduce our food costs.. Im not totally sure I guess!

    Post # 13
    2625 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    When we moved into our house, the grocery bill went up for the first month or so because we had to get the pantry stocked with the basics, then it went back to about $50 per week for two of us.

    Post # 14
    2966 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    We lived with his parents before moving together so neither of us paid for food. I paid his parents ‘rent’ (it was a small amount) and only ate dinner there. I was always surprised at how much my Mother-In-Law spent on groceries every where – $250 a week. Until I moved into our own house and boy oh boy. 

    So for me, grocery shopping costs went up 100%. I cook everything at home and we take left overs for lunch but still. 

    Post # 15
    922 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Ours went up quite a bit.  Fiance lived by himself in an apartment but he only bought the manager’s special or things like beefaroni on sale.  He’s a pretty cheap grocery shopper.  I lived at home and contributed to my parent’s grocery bill but it was fairly inexpensive in the long run.  We don’t eat out as much as we did when were not living together.

    Post # 16
    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    our grocery bill went up but our overall food bill went down because we cooked more at home. The place I lived before was sooo horrible to cook in. No storage for food, one teeny tiny countertop. It was just really hard to work with. So when we got a house I definitely started cooking more and also getting more into cooking better real food type stuff which was a little more expensive. But over all I think we eat much better/healthier now than we did before and we don’t spend so much eating out. 

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