I have been trying to be more savvy with my spending since leaving my job last month. I mean I’m only two weeks in and I definitely have bought a jumper or two but I don’t believe you can just go cold turkey with something so therapeutic as shopping!
I normally do all my food shopping online. Mainly because I love that Tesco have a meal planning part to their website and I can find new recipes and pop them into the planner. Tonight we are having Soy and sesame salmon and noodles which is mainly for me because my husband hates fish and the boys get put off by any unidentified bits (sesame seeds) but I think you have to keep introducing them to new things! Another little lifesaver on their website which I LOVE is the Leftover tool where you can pop in any ingredients that you have, or need to use up and they can find you a suitable recipe. This is amazing because I feel awful about the amount of waste we throw away. Im still the girl who cooks enough pasta for an army every single time I make it.
I decided to pop along to Tesco’s baby event today to stock up. If you’ve not been to one before they are amazing. I never miss them. Loads of offers, advice and staff to chat away to your annoying 3 year old and stop him from crying about the ‘I don’t want to go in the trolley’ situation. (I don’t think this is their main role for being there but I really did appreciate it today!) Sonny is taking potty training very slowly and is still in his nappy pull up pants. After Harbor found potty training very distressing I am just letting Sonny do it at his own pace and with selected products on ‘buy one get one free’ we loaded up our trolley.
I also took the opportunity to ask the staff on potty training advice because even though I have read a million different ideas, sometimes its nice to talk face to face with someone about it. Just doing that has reassured me that I am taking the right steps with him. Its funny how sometimes thats all we need to hear isn’t it!
I think buying in bulk, planning meals and attending events like the baby event are all measures that are going to help me be more sensible with how much money I spent on the food shopping. So that maybe I can spend more money on jumpers.
Take a look at the Tesco Bay event here.
*This is a sponsored post but all my opinions are genuine and I would never promote brands that I don’t love, otherwise that would be no fun for you or me.