Tracking food costs can help cut your everyday grocery bill--find out how!
Make a List of Essentials
To avoid getting overwhelmed, begin by jotting down the 10 to 20 items you purchase most frequently, and choose one store to follow. After you get the hang of it, you can add more items and stores.
- Jennie Sanford of bargainblessings.com did it! "I started small: I looked in my cabinets and refrigerator to see what we bought most often, and I tracked only those foods. Now I follow more than 300 items."
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