Good afternoon, I hope you have had a good weekend!
This week we have quite a lot of receipts to go through mainly because we have had a couple of items break that needed replacing. I would have been quite happy to not replace our ironing board but I think the rest of the family might have got upset if they had to leave the house in creased clothes.
Here is our new ironing board which we got for £29.99 the rrp on this was £70.00 so a great deal. I bought the largest ironing board that I could get because we have seven of us in the house and whilst I don't iron everything there is still quite a lot of ironing to do.
We bought another curtain pole this week for sweet boy 3&4's bedroom as there one kept falling apart so that was another £17.99.
We also bought a barbeque cover which was reduced from £30.00 to £12.99 so a better than half price deal. Sweet man has been quite concerned recently that the barbeque that we bought last year will go rusty if we don't keep putting it away after each use. So now we have a happier Sweet man (yay) and our barbeque should last longer.
23/08/15 £4.00 Co-op
23/08/15 £18.57 Sainsbury
24/08/15 £25.78 Asda
24/08/15 £1.30 Asda
26/08/15 £14.46 Asda
26/08/15 £22.65 Home bargains
27/08/15 £4.89 Asda
27/08/15 £6.95 B&M
28/08/15 £13.70 Asda
29/08/15 £2.49 Asda
29/08/15 £3.55 Asda
As you can see our food bill this week is £118.52 and is 18.52 above our £100 a week budget, that is about £7.00 less than what our food has come in at for the past two weeks.
This week I did include some bits required for our medicine cabinet. It also included a lot of cleaning materials and a large washing powder.
Whilst I am not happy that our spending is not coming down by more, I am happy that this weeks shopping included additional items and not just food and that it did come down a little.
I do believe that next week I might see a bigger difference in our shopping bill as sweet man goes back to work on Wednesday (he does insist on popping to the shops every morning) and I go back to work on Thursday.
Over the next week I do need to organise our packed lunch menu as buying lunch is a very expensive alternative.
Have a great afternoon and if you are in the UK a wonderful bank holiday.