The war in Ukraine will inexorably also have repercussions on our weekly purchases. The prices of many basic products, including primary products, will increase. For example, it has been announced that rising wheat prices will drive up the cost of bread and pasta.
We try to run for safety, finding alternatives or recycling the products you have at home. In order not to look anxiously at our current account balance, we should adopt some golden rules for shopping. Come and spend less every week, even 20 euros. So here’s how to save up to €1,000 per year by following practical advice.
Why better be alone than in company
We do the shopping ourselves. When we bring our children with us, we inevitably end up giving in to their demands, putting things in the basket that we would never have bought. Even more, when you are queuing at the checkout, with all those chocolates and sweets tempting them.
Never go shopping when you still have food to eat. Appetite, in fact, leads us to put in the basket foods that, almost certainly, we would never have bought, yielding to the stimulus of hunger.
We will have happened to exclaim at the checkout: “I came to buy six eggs and I spent 150 euros”. Let’s make a list of things to buy, from us, and stick to it strictly. If a food was not needed before, we can also do without it in the supermarket.
Don’t be fooled by the decimals. The classic “only 9.99” of a product could, in fact, hide a price increase. We always look at the labels, which indicate the weight and the price per kilo. Nobody gives anything.
We use small carts or baskets. If we don’t have to do the monthly shopping, that will suffice. Thus, the feeling of seeing them already full will prevent us from adding other things, often useless.
Here’s how to save up to 1,000 euros per year with the weekly shopping list, thanks to these 10 golden rules that will increase the balance of our current account
We do gymnastics with the sixth rule. That is, we lower our backs to find the lower shelves. This is where products from companies that pay less to be displayed end up. And they have a much lower price.
Don’t be tempted by the offers. Of course, reading that they offer you 3×2 of a bar of soap might prompt us to get them. At home, however, how many do we have in the closet? Who tells us that in a month they won’t sell them even lower?
If our arm doesn’t hurt, let’s take a piece of sand and scratch it ourselves. Those already scraped, in sachets, cost more. As well as vegetables already cut and cleaned. Or cooked meals.
Avoid Saturdays. When attendance is lower, you have more time to think and compare prices.
We choose the “ugly, but good”, or fruits and vegetables, perhaps not pretty to see, but cheaper and just as good.