When you discover the world of couponing and frugal blogs, there’s a tendency to want to go overboard and try to cut your grocery bill by 95% next week. While the savings and great deals can be thrilling, please pace yourself.
If you go all out and spend hours and hours of time, at the expense of other priorities, you’ll invariably burn out and land yourself back in a worse position financially than you started in. Instead, take it slowly.
Focus on lowering your grocery budget by 1-3% every month. While this might not seem like much, over time, this gradual change in a good direction will really start to add up to significant change.
Best of all, you’ll enjoy the process–instead of ending up exhausted from pushing too hard, too quickly.