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After working out your disposable income from our budgeting page you will now know how much you have to spend on your weekly shopping.
Before you go shopping - here's a hint - Use your eftpos card wisely and as little as possible - you could be being charged around 60 cents for some transaction - check your receipts to find out where and avoid them in future. If you do not have a bank account with zero charges for transactions, we advise making one larger withdrawal from your account each week for expenses and shopping instead of using it at every shop you go into - you could be saving around $6 to $24 a month (it all adds up!).
Write down a list of all of your family's favourite and not so favourite meals.
Write out a complete list of all of the ingredients that you would need to make each of these meals - your own family meal recipe book.
Before doing your shopping, write down a menu of all the meals (including lunches and breakfasts and drinks) for the next week.
From the menu, write down the ingredients you would need to make each of these meals. Make a separate list for each of the food groups:
Make a list of "other" items you will also need for the week like toiletries, rubbish bags/tags, cleaning material.
Help for making your shopping list: Get our Free App: Make a shopping list or to-do list on your phone and store it on your phone so you can go back to it later, look at it and delete items when you no longer need them.