I recently read an article about stocking up on pantry staples by using a set budget and a weekly schedule. After a lot of thought I figured out a way to make this work for me as well. I came up with a schedule of my own and a budget that would work alongside my regular grocery budget.
My goal is to select one item off the list each week to stock up on and buy as much of that item as I possibly can for a mere $5 per week. I'll choose items from the list that on sale and use coupons whenever possible so I do not plan to go in chronological order, necessarily.
I'll keep a running tally of all the items I buy and how much I spend and any money that is leftover one week, if there is any, I'll roll into the next. It will be challenging, but as usual, I am always up for a good challenge.
I also made up a schedule for stocking up on toiletries and meats. Would you consider doing something like this?