During the month of January I’m participating in the Boost Your Budget Pantry Challenge series that is being co-hosted by myself, Mommies Point of View, Mama Does It All, Crunchy Frugalista, Pary Moppins, Going Crazy Wanna Go?, The Frugalista Chick, Matter of Cents, Coupon Pals, Thrifty Divas, Frugal Mom of Two, How About Free, TheItMom.com, All The World Is Art, Sweeping The USA, Fab Find Foodie, Making Time For Mommy, Adventures in Coupons, Full Price? NEVER!, The Frugal Navy Wife, Generations of Savings and A Savings WOW! and we’d love it if you’d join us as well.
So here’s the deal – this January we plan to challenge ourselves to eat from our pantries – to use up all that excess food sitting in the back of the cupboards, hiding in the refrigerator door, in the stockpile and from out of the freezer – and limit our shopping to as little as possible.
I really overspent the first week of the challenge at almost $37, with a goal of spending less than $100 for the month, so I’ve been concentrating on finding “money maker” deals to try and cover my staples like milk and eggs and I’ve actually managed to bring my total down below $37 so far for the month! I’m super excited about that and about having a menu plan ready for the rest of the month. Now that I’ve really tightened up we’re doing pretty well for the month and I’m actually hoping that we can extend our challenge through the month of February too!
How are you doing on your pantry challenge goals this week? Remember to leave a link to your post or comment below about your progress in the pantry challenge and you’ll be entered to win a $25 Coupon Clutch gift certificate. One participant who either leaves a link to a challenge post or a comment about their challenge progress will win each week! Congrats to last week’s winner – Stacy from Adventures In Coupons!
(Bloggers: if you wish to join us, we’ll have a linky each week where you can link to your challenge posts. The linky will appear on the blogs of all of the co-hosts so your post will get quite a bit of exposure!)