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    • missymoo81
    • By missymoo81 10th Aug 17, 4:56 PM
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    Missy's spend £10 a week on groceries get the house sorted & hit this debt hard diary
    • #1
    • 10th Aug 17, 4:56 PM
    Missy's spend £10 a week on groceries get the house sorted & hit this debt hard diary 10th Aug 17 at 4:56 PM
    Right debts are at an all time high! House is an all time mess!!!!! I'm going to put the two credit cards onto a single 0% card (hopefully) and try and pay it all off in 2 years! Which means hefty payments of £340 a month!! I CAN do it.
    And to get me started I am going to spend only £10 per week on shopping for the next 6 weeks!!!!! OH is away working so it's just me DD 4yr old May and DS 5yr old Roo to feed.

    I have MASSES of food in all cupboards, freezers and fridge!

    Along side this I need to get the house sorted, img my house is a mess, just stuff everywhere, Everything needs a good clean and a good declutter!

    So who's with me?!

    Will write a meal plan and shopping list for Monday later! And to keep myself accountable I will update daily!

    Much love

    Missy
    Last edited by missymoo81; 12-08-2017 at 8:02 AM.
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    • Kittychick
    • By Kittychick 13th Aug 17, 9:28 AM
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    Two frugalish recipes I'm using at the minute are a BBC good food butternut squash and lentil daal-main possible expensive thing in it is mango chutney, but if you have some it's a lovely, almost creamy curry
    Also doing a slimming world vegetarian chilli too.... Again has one not store cupboard item, Chipotle paste-£1.25 in Tesco and does 6+ batches other than that main ingredients, mushrooms, tinned tomatoes, chilli beans... Great batched up and frozen, then used with wedges, rice, jacket potatoes..
    • missymoo81
    • By missymoo81 13th Aug 17, 10:29 AM
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    Thanks Lauren, I'm hoping to make my own pizza have lots of pepperoni in the freezer. The jam I'm going to make is plum, picked from the tree out the front, so the only cost is sugar and I can try and use the solar power for the induction job, so be about 59p for 3-4 jars hopefully.

    Have hit the ground running this morning,

    Have cleaned all three bathrooms/toilets, just need to do the floors, have also done two lots of washing. Ironing pile is no longer and t-shirts no longer need ironing!!!! Yaaaaay!!! Small ones to get dressed and then our aldi trip! Really apprehensive about it, never tried to shop with such a tight budget. Need to stay strong and just follow my list..... Bit tricky wth two small ones in tow. Keep your fingers crossed for me!
    Last edited by missymoo81; 13-08-2017 at 10:31 AM.
    • missymoo81
    • By missymoo81 13th Aug 17, 10:30 AM
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    Wow kittychick those recipes sound delish. Don't have chipotle or mango chutney, but think I may have a little wiggle room next week so will see if I can get some!
    • Hiddenidenity
    • By Hiddenidenity 13th Aug 17, 11:17 AM
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    Another good place for recipes is Elaines blog (mortgage free in three) I still use quite a few of hers every week!

    As for your to do list wow!

    Breaking it down into smaller chunks will make it not feel as over powering, ie set your time do 15 mins then stop and play with the kids/have a cuppa etc then another 15 mins

    Good luck at supermarket you can do it x
    • missymoo81
    • By missymoo81 13th Aug 17, 1:02 PM
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    Thanks Hidden! Hmmm Aldi shop did NOT go to plan, will post in a minute, once I've sorted washing
    • charlies tribe
    • By charlies tribe 13th Aug 17, 1:34 PM
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    Missmoo81, I have still got 2 pages to catch up on since I went to work Friday afternoon but wanted to say good luck, I too use more than that in bread and milk but looks like your doing great.
    LBM in April 17 - £4453/£33554 (13.2%) paid
    DFD: 1st May 2022
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    • missymoo81
    • By missymoo81 13th Aug 17, 1:56 PM
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    Hey Charlie's tribe. Thanks for posting. Bread isn't too bad there is 22 slices in a loaf so 66 slices for me And the small ones. So stretches quite well. Milk is different though, as I've come to realise!

    Ok so aldi. List was like this:

    Bananas x 10 120
    Bread x 3 105
    Beans 23
    Carrots 44
    Passata 35
    Tomatoes 29
    Frozen Broccoli 89
    Sugar 59
    Milk 145
    Marg 69
    Porridge 75
    Potatoes 145
    Leeks 89

    But, two things came about, I realised just before I left we had about 3kg of potatoes so didn't need to buy them but didn't have many onions so swapped. But aldi had run out of porridge oats. And the prices were different from on mysupermarket, so had to do some thinking on my feet. What we actually got was:

    2 X 4 pt milk 1.98
    Frozen broccoli 89p
    Beans 23p
    Chopped tomatoes 29p
    Marg 69p
    Passata 35p
    Sugar 55p
    Carrots 44p
    Leeks 85p
    Basil plant 65p
    15 eggs 1.19
    3 X bread 1.05
    10 X bananas 1.30
    Total spend £10.97

    So had to use up nearly £1 of my contingency, but I was hoping for £10 something so I don't feel too bad.

    I thought the eggs would come in super handy for Yorkshire puddings, omlette for quick dinner and cakes, and they'll last. Basil was an indulgence I know. But have 2 lovely recipes that use it and I have everything else and i thought I could plant it in the garden.... n. As for the milk.... Aldi only do 6 pints in semi skimmed milk and as j picked it up Roo informed me he doesn't like semi skimmed milk. I vaguely remember him saying that when I tried to give him it before. He can tell too! So I had to get 2 4pts which to be honest is more realistic and means I can use some in cakes and the soup etc.

    Have also done the dishwasher put away all of OH's now not needing to be ironed t-shirts, and I have stripped and washed and changed the small ones beds. Along with obviously putting the shopping Away. Was really chuffed Roo and May were so well behaved round there, and really helpful loading things into the trolley. And didn't need to bribe them with costalot coffee like I normally do in tescos!
    Last edited by missymoo81; 13-08-2017 at 1:59 PM.
    • Hiddenidenity
    • By Hiddenidenity 13th Aug 17, 2:06 PM
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    I think thats a really good list!!

    You've done really well!
    • missymoo81
    • By missymoo81 13th Aug 17, 2:55 PM
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    Thanks hidden! I'm a little pleased with myself that I didn't go too far over. Was very cross about the rise in bananas 1p per banana when we eat 14 a week. Only 14p but makes all the difference!
    Have just dealt with all of the pears, there were 100! I have some that are needing to be eaten or made into pies. Need to deal with the plums as found a mouldy one! Feeing really overwhelmed and apprehensive at the moment. Not at all helped by having to go next door and thank them for the pears, I'm not great with people I don't know well. And have found that May has grown out of her trainers!!!!! Need to find her another pair and wellies before school. Not going to worry about that until after the 23rd when new months budget starts. But still don't need that right now.
    Last edited by missymoo81; 13-08-2017 at 2:57 PM.
    • missymoo81
    • By missymoo81 13th Aug 17, 3:15 PM
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    List so far...
    Clean out fridge - done
    Sort pears and store - done
    Go shopping with small ones in tow - done
    Make soup
    Make cakes
    Make rolls
    Make pizza bases
    Roast veg (trying to fill oven up!)
    Wash ironing pile as been in there ages and hopefully won't need ironing! - done
    Make jam
    eBay stuff
    Apply for CC - really need to do this!!!
    Clean all toilets and bathrooms - done
    Hoover downstairs and wash floor
    Try not to spend any money apart from shopping £10 - done £10.97
    Clean cupboard doors
    Clean cooker top
    Clean outside of fridge
    Wash babies bedding - done
    Unload and reload DW - done
    Sort out mountains of fruit in fridge, have plums, pears, blackberries, cherries and apples!
    Dust
    Sort stuff for charity
    • missymoo81
    • By missymoo81 13th Aug 17, 5:12 PM
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    Am properly stressing....just realised May actually needs 2 pairs of trainers, one for home and one for PE. Have just stuck her old ones in the washing machine in the hope they come up clean enough to eBay!

    Also stressing about my huge list. Trying to be sensible about what has to be done today.... eBay has to be done today as I know Sunday is a good selling day..... I need to make soup for dinner, and I really need to make jam and cakes. Not sure how I'm even going to fit all that in!
    • Hiddenidenity
    • By Hiddenidenity 13th Aug 17, 5:17 PM
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    I list on Sunday evening around 7pm for 7 days and then again tuesday evening for 5 Days I even list on Thursday on a 3 day listing.

    Put the soup on so you know dinners sorted, then apply for the credit card That will cause a lot of stress if you leave till the very last minute x

    Do you need cake and jam today? Can you not do them tomorrow?
    • missymoo81
    • By missymoo81 13th Aug 17, 6:01 PM
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    I list on Sunday evening around 7pm for 7 days and then again tuesday evening for 5 Days I even list on Thursday on a 3 day listing.

    Put the soup on so you know dinners sorted, then apply for the credit card That will cause a lot of stress if you leave till the very last minute x

    Do you need cake and jam today? Can you not do them tomorrow?
    Originally posted by Hiddenidenity
    Thank you Hidden, you are of course right! Soup is on, will get my laptop for credit card!

    And yes I can do the cake and jam in the morning. Good thinking. Floor can wait too. My bedroom is a tip again! 'Sigh' do need to put the clothes away again. Will eBay 5-10 things tonight. I WILL!!!
    • laurenh1
    • By laurenh1 13th Aug 17, 6:16 PM
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    Dont get too disheartened, you are still better off than you would have been if you had spent 30 quid on food. Fingers crossed you can get some shoes in the saledon't take on too much too quickly & give yourself a break- you're doing great xx
    • missymoo81
    • By missymoo81 13th Aug 17, 6:27 PM
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    Thanks Lauren X I'm touched at how supportive and lovely everyone is on here. I have seen some trainers on eBay And will see how much they go for, using the last of the money in my account. Soup is done and I've eaten some, it's not too bad, children like it though yaaaay!
    • BadBookkeeper
    • By BadBookkeeper 13th Aug 17, 6:34 PM
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    Wow well done you! You're so good at keeping your ald! Shop so low and not buying those special buys you never knew you needed.

    Worn out reading your days activities and enthusiasm!
    I've put 40p in my Xmas savings today & chuffed with that! :
    • Hiddenidenity
    • By Hiddenidenity 13th Aug 17, 6:45 PM
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    See all comes together in the end. I think my kids are probably too big for outgrown shoes to fit your little one.

    Aim for 5 items on eBay. Then 5 next weekend. Any more is a bonus.
    • missymoo81
    • By missymoo81 13th Aug 17, 6:57 PM
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    ahhhhh applied for credit card and approved but they wouldn't lend me the full amount, am £720 short !!! so need to find that?! Can't really think straight, didn't expect that to happen. I guess I could pay the minimum on the new credit card and pay the rest i was going to overpay off the £720 that is left. Hate having money borrowed all over the place, Oh why isn't anything simple!!! my brain hurts from thinking too much lol
    • missymoo81
    • By missymoo81 13th Aug 17, 7:00 PM
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    Wow well done you! You're so good at keeping your ald! Shop so low and not buying those special buys you never knew you needed.

    Worn out reading your days activities and enthusiasm!
    I've put 40p in my Xmas savings today & chuffed with that! :
    Originally posted by BadBookkeeper
    Well done on the 40p, every little helps, imagine if you did that every day, thats a lot saved!
    • missymoo81
    • By missymoo81 13th Aug 17, 7:32 PM
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    small ones are snuggled up, kitchen and bedroom and lounge are trashed. Will spend an hour obeying.
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