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Meal planning: What to do before you start


With the costs of everything around us on the rise, you find yourself constantly looking for ways to save wherever you can.

What do you cut on? Where do you save? When looking at your finances, it often seems that there is nothing you can cut back on because there is debt there, expenses there and so it goes on.

There’s one place no one starts looking at: your kitchen and how you buy your groceries. Have you ever sat back and looked at all the purchases you make? Are they essentials or do you buy quite a bit of luxuries you could actually do without each month?

I’m not saying don’t buy luxuries if you want to, but if you’re looking at saving money, you might want to reevaluate that grocery list you make.

I’ve been meal planning for the last two years now and I can see the difference it has made in seeing how much we end up overspending, sometimes even wasting.

When you take some time to look at these store receipts and calculate the luxuries you buy against the things you need, you quickly realize that you’re spending more than you should, or can afford.

With meal planning, you can start planning ahead to save you time, save you money and even save some sanity.

If you’re new to the concept and curious about it, read on! If you’re tried it before but feel it’s not working out, this post is for you as well.

It can feel a little overwhelming at times if you don’t where to start. That’s why I’ve put together a couple of tips to help you get on the journey of meal planning and saving money!

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