Joining the Pantry Challenge

I was excited to see that for January, Crystal at Money Saving Mom and Jessica at Life as Mom are having a pantry challenge. I defrosted my freezer a week ago in preparation for the ¼ cow that we are purchasing, and I discovered several freezer meals that I had prepared back in August before I went back to work. I also discovered that we had much more meat on hand that I remembered. So, this Pantry Challenge comes at a perfect time. Paired with my January wants vs. needs challenge, I am hoping we can save quite a bit of money.

We normally spend about $300 a month on groceries. My goal for this month will be to spend no more than $175. We will still be purchasing milk, eggs, cheese, and produce.

Last January there was a massive sale on diapers at Jewel; if that happens again this year, I anticipate spending quite a bit of our $175 on stocking up on diapers for our daughter and our new daughter who will be born in April.

As going out to eat is definitely a want and not a need, I anticipate all of our meals will be eaten at home.


  1. Coupon Teacher says:

    Good Luck with the challenge!

  2. Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs says:

    Good luck with the challenge!! It will be nice to be able to stock up on diapers with your grocery money. Imagine the savings!

  3. I just stocked up on wipes! I need a good sale on some diapers. Good luck with the challenge. I will be joining in too!

  4. Best of luck with the challenge! I hear there is a great sale coming up at Babies R Us on Earth's Best diapers so might be a great and frugal way to help your stockpile for April!

  5. You will do great it only takes planning.

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