grocery costs

posted 5 months ago in Finances
Post # 46
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810 posts
Busy bee

I spend about $60-$100 a month for 2 adults and 1 toddler.  That’s not counting alcohol, household products, or takeout. I’m also in a very LCOL area, which helps. I stick to frozen veggies and casserole-type meals to stretch things out, so dinners are usually always accompanied with rice or noodles. Lunches are light, usually sandwiches or burritos. Dinner typically leaves us with leftovers which carries over for a meal the next day. Store brands give huge savings, and as a plus they tend to have less junk ingredients than many name-brands. I buy whichever diapers are cheapest (again, likely store-brand…they all do the same job. Just bought a box for $20 at WallyWorld), and the bulk packs last us a couple months. My child has never been a daily pooper, so that saves a lot on wipes. Hoping to potty train pretty soon to hopefully cut out diapers altogether! 

Post # 47
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6765 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Boy #1 12/2015, boy #2 02/2018

Family of four here. We spend about $300/month and live in CA. We only eat out 1 to 2 times a week. We make a lot of things from scratch. I’m on a somewhat strict caloric intake diet, and my kids are small. 

Post # 48
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4705 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

slomotion :  2 packs of wipes last a month and a half??? WHAT THE HECK ARE WE DOING WRONG??? lol. A pack of wipes lasts us a day, 2 max. We switched to the one and done ones, they’re thicker and supposed to use less of them but we’re still using way more every diaper change. Mind you, my husband won’t let dd sit in an even slightly dripped on diaper lol. We go through a lot of diapers too haha. 😭

Post # 49
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

A DAY?!

To be fair, my kid isn’t a big pooper. She poops maybe once a day, sometimes twice and it’s usually solid poop so it doesn’t take but two wipes to clean her up. 

Now she does owe every thirty seconds and we change her as soon as we notice. But that’s only one wipe.

lifeisbeeutiful :  

Post # 51
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4705 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

LilliV :  lol I use way too many wipes 😟 I need to start using 1 at a time, usually I grab 3-5 for every diaper change.72 wipes per package, I tend to also constantly use them to wipe her neck, cheeks, hands, etc etc throughout the day. The dog loves to be close to her so I’m wiping her head and cheeks and hands from his licks.

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