There’s something you can do right now that will cut down food waste, save you money and make shopping easier. And it only takes about five to ten minutes a week to do.
It’s not a big secret; you don’t need anything more than a pen and paper, and you can get started right now.
This simple trick is this: making a weekly food plan.
It’s the kind of thing that many people recommend but few people actually stick to it. You plan out what meals you’re going to eat for the week ahead and use that as the basis for your shopping.
I’ve recommended following a food plan to hundreds of people over the years when giving debt advice but have only started doing it myself in the last few weeks. I’ve been really surprised by how this small change has made a big difference to my life and to my finances. Continue reading »