The Month of May Grocery Shopping

What a crazy couple of weeks! As I alluded to in our newsletter the other week, we’ve been making some big decisions around here. Not quite three weeks ago, we decided to sell our house! We love our house and our charming small town but it was quite a ways from the downtown Lutheran school where my husband teaches. Plus, my in-laws are selling their house and building a new one, so we decided to buy theirs. Of course, to do so, we have to sell ours first.

The last couple weeks have been an absolute whirlwind of activity. We listed late Sunday night (after 2 weeks of busy preparations, painting and packing things up) and had 7 showings in the first three days. Needless to say, a lot has taken a back seat to all these house things. I’ll keep you posted, of course, and will be sharing more in my newsletter this weekend if you want the full scoop! 🙂 You can sign up for my weekly newsletter here, where I share an even more personal look into our frugal life than I do on the blog.

Since May was a busy month with custom book orders, my husband’s annual trip to Washington DC with his 8th graders and, oh yes, deciding to sell our house, grocery shopping was sporadic. We shopped occasionally and mainly stocked up on milk, cheese and produce. There were a couple other deals thrown in there but it’s been awhile so I thought I’d just share a quick total of May’s grocery shopping. Here is May looked grocery wise.

  • 5/2 Kroger $64.24 (The one grocery post I did share is here!)
  • 5/7 Aldi $15.89
  • 5/9 Kroger $21.46
  • 5/9 Meijer $16.21
  • 5/14 Meijer $14.04
  • 5/22 Aldi $28.52
  • 5/24 Meijer $30.42
  • May Total $190.78 (Out of $260 budgeted)

I have been trying to make it to Aldi more and appreciate the savings I am finding there. I am also very thankful that Nathan is potty trained and out of diapers because that is a big savings. Since I stocked up on Emma’s diapers on Amazon a couple months ago, I didn’t have to buy any diapers this month. That was amazing!

I have also been trying to eat more of what is in our pantry. I have plenty of deals on hand already, plus as we look ahead to moving, it’s less that I have to move…even if it is only across town.

So, that’s how May looked. It flew by and we are already a week into June. I know June is going to be busy, too, but that is life. It was great to stay under budget in May and we’ll see how June works out when all is said and done. How was your May? How did you do budget wise? Any big adventures for you and your family last month?

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  1. There is so much time and effort that has to be put into selling and buying a house. Great job staying under budget even with all the craziness! We just got an Aldi near us, and I love getting milk and eggs there!

  2. So impressed you are able to do all that you do and still post savings for us! Thank you for the update in the newsletter, praying for your family that it all goes as well as it can!

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