Over the years I’ve written loads of articles about saving money and living economically in France. But, I don’t always practice what I preach and I confess to having been quite lax on the household expenditure front for a while now.
But no more!
The shots of empty Italian supermarket shelves have galvanised me into action. Yesterday morning I did a massive supermarket order and collected it at 6pm on my way to pick up my weekly veg box. I hate shopping at the best of times and loo roll and dog food seem to be in perpetually short supply chez nous so I’ve tried to get a month’s worth of long life / dried foods / household supplies in and we will see how it pans out!
I’m going out later to Action to do the same with cleaning products and toiletries (as it is way cheaper than anywhere else) and I hope that I will then have a combined ‘Master List’ to work from in the future.
I am convinced that this will prove cheaper than constant ‘popping to the shops’ for three things and coming back 60€ lighter. It must be more economical in terms of fuel too and is certainly time saving.
I’ll report back in a month and let you know how we got on. And, if nothing else, if Coronavirus hits Dax and we are all confined to barracks, at least I have enough cat food and coffee to see me through!
How do you shop?