So as with everything in life there seems to be a few frequently asked questions about our year without supermarkets!
Question number 1 – isn’t it more expensive……. Well our answer to this is no! In fact when Becksie first suggested the idea this was indeed Ian’s first question – we hope if you are a regular reader you have got the drift that for us this seems to be working.
We really feel like we have cracked this supermarket less eating on a budget and if anything its getting a little too easy! We are eating really well, our diet is great, our freezer is full and we have a full pantry and feel very happy. So……. we have been thinking in order for this to stay a challenge we must add some extra elements!
This brings us to our second most frequently asked question……… ‘Does your £50 per week budget include cleaning products?’
Currently the answer is no our £50 is just for food! Don’t fear though the cleaning stuff doesn’t come from a supermarket but as with our other shopping either the market or mostly our local independent household shop!
Now since starting this we really have scaled back the cleaning products we buy! Don’t worry we haven’t stopped cleaning we’ve just reassessed what we actually need to use! Both Ian and Becksie used to love flash wipes but…. since going supermarket free we’ve realised that a good old fashioned cloth and our homemade spray do the job without the waste! So now….. We only buy – washing up liquid, loo roll, loo cleaner, disinfectant (we’re still on the bottle we bought for 50p in October), washing liquid, fabric softener! So……. The big announcement is from this day forth our cleaning products will be included in our £50 per week budget!
There is not really much more we can say apart from we are not worried and are confident we will still save money!
Oh and before you ask cat food, nappies, wet-wipes, shampoo, toothpaste and deodorant aren’t included in the £50 but…… Perhaps we can aim to include them to!
Happy Thursday folk!