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A mother of two has included & # 39; no expenses & # 39; weeks in her family's life to save hundreds of dollars a year - and she is still able to prepare three meals a day

Mama reveals the ingenious & # 39; no expenses & # 39; budget trick that saves her HUNDREDS of groceries every year

  • An Australian mother has revealed why she often & # 39; not weeks & # 39; at home
  • During these weeks she simply uses broth from her freezer for meals
  • She usually sets a $ 150 per week goal for groceries that fluctuates
  • By keeping her staples in the freezer and pantry fully stocked, she helps her with & # 39; no expenses & # 39;
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A mother of two has included & # 39; no expenses & # 39; weeks in her family's life to save hundreds of dollars a year – and she is still able to prepare three meals a day.

The woman, from Melbourne, Australia, keeps $ 150 free for her weekly grocery store, but when she feels tired or & # 39; lazy & # 39; she doesn't try to spend a cent.

& # 39; There are no specific rules, but the starting point is that I use what we already have as much as possible. I usually do this when the freezer is full, & she wrote in a Mum & # 39; s Who Facebook group.

A mother of two has included & # 39; no expenses & # 39; weeks in her family's life to save hundreds of dollars a year - and she is still able to prepare three meals a day

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A mother of two has included & # 39; no expenses & # 39; weeks in her family's life to save hundreds of dollars a year – and she is still able to prepare three meals a day

She often sees more than 20 meals worth of meat ready and waiting in the freezer.

They are purchased when there are & # 39; good deals & # 39; – which is for meat at 9.45 am – and she does her regular weekly store.

& # 39; I don't keep track of my spending because I just spend money from my shopping account, so there's no real need to do more than check my balance before I go shopping, & # 39; she said.

& # 39; I spent $ 220 last week, but that doesn't really bother me, because I know I won't do that every week. & # 39;

They are purchased when there are & # 39; good deals & # 39; - which is for meat at 9.45 am - and she does her regular weekly store

They are purchased when there are & # 39; good deals & # 39; - which is for meat at 9.45 am - and she does her regular weekly store

They are purchased when there are & # 39; good deals & # 39; – which is for meat at 9.45 am – and she does her regular weekly store

& # 39; We had quite a few random things, so I had a separate mental meal plan, & # 39; she said
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& # 39; We had quite a few random things, so I had a separate mental meal plan, & # 39; she said

& # 39; We had quite a few random things, so I had a separate mental meal plan, & # 39; she said

After a & # 39; big weekend & # 39; and a general lack of motivation for shopping, the Melbourne mother decided to look in the fridge to sort any leftovers.

& # 39; We had quite a few random things, so I had a separate mental meal plan, & # 39; she said.

Dishes include meat and vegetables, a slow-cooked chicken meal, steak and vegetables, and a roast lamb.

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& # 39; Another important aspect to consider is having staples, & # 39; she said.

& # 39; I keep my staples, even though I don't think I need a week of flour. If it is empty or close by, I buy it. This ensures (together with my freezer stock) that I can make almost everything we want to eat. & # 39;

Although the week is not necessarily & # 39; free & # 39; is - she still has to stock up the goods all year round - it does release large amounts of money for the future & # 39;

Although the week is not necessarily & # 39; free & # 39; is - she still has to stock up the goods all year round - it does release large amounts of money for the future & # 39;

Although the week is not necessarily & # 39; free & # 39; is – she still has to stock up the goods all year round – it does release large amounts of money for the future & # 39;

Although the week is not necessarily & # 39; free & # 39; is – she still has to stock up the goods all year round – it does release & large amounts of money for the future & # 39 ;.

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Other parents were enthusiastic about the idea and commented on their own & # 39; no spending & # 39; strategies.

& # 39; I do this too! When we spend it, it is small and usually just impacts on what we had or school snacks, maybe $ 50- $ 80 a week, & a woman said.

& # 39; Love it. As you say, you have prepared for this over time, all you need is a great organization, & someone else said.

A third added: & # 39; What a great idea and I suppose it gets easier every time & # 39 ;.

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