How big is you main shop?
Posted 02 August 2013 - 01:22 PM
So is our 3 trolleys a month normal or crazy? (One trolley is mainly nappies, wipes and 2ctns of soft drink.
Posted 02 August 2013 - 02:03 PM
I do intermittent runs to the greengrocers and butchers in the week.
Posted 02 August 2013 - 02:14 PM
Our town is basically the last "big" town on the north west of tasmania, so i often see families who are loading up trolleys full of food into their cars and i assume they must live a few hours away and do this monthly or similar. They seem pretty organised and also have gigantic eskis in the back of there utes/cars to put all the cold stuff in.
I personally shop daily, unless i try to be organised and get a 2nd nights dinner sorted in the one shop. Its expencive this way, as i seem to spend about $50 a day at the supermarket, whereas when i have been organised and meal planned a week, i managed to get everything for under $150. I really should be more organised.
Posted 02 August 2013 - 02:19 PM
Posted 02 August 2013 - 03:13 PM
Prior to starting 12wbt, we averaged a 6-weekly supermarket shop (fresh produce/milk/bread outside of this). Generally, we would have 2 full trolleys at the checkout avg $600 spend.
Everyone assumed we'd just come back from holidays (I wish!!).
We live in suburbia, where it's clearly not the done thing
Posted 02 August 2013 - 05:03 PM
I would totally not be surprised at the amount you buy though, given the circumstances. Used to be a checkout chick wayyy ages ago and people definitely did big shops like this in suburbia but not that often.
Posted 02 August 2013 - 06:03 PM
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Posted 02 August 2013 - 07:35 PM
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Posted 02 August 2013 - 09:54 PM
Weekly we go to the markets and get a big box of fresh fruit and vegies. At the markets we get any deli items - creams, cheeses and meats. We also get a few things from the asian grocer. We eat a fair few Asian meals so most weeks we grab tofus and other bits and pieces we may have run out of. Hubby and DD eat meat so any meat for the week is from the butcher at the markets or the wholesale butcher nearby. On weekends we go to the local farmers market for our free range eggs and any other seasonal fruit and veg that looks good. We grow stuff ourselves too so don't need to buy everything when it's in season in our garden.
Anything that is left is from Coles or Woolies. We don't end up buying much from the supermarket, and I've always thought that anyone who looks in our trolley must think we have strange eating habits. It's generally only some food for the cats, maybe some cleaning products, soft drink, milk and any pantry staples we can't get cheaper at costco. We make most things from scratch and don't eat much processed food so don't tend to end up buying much at the supermarket.
I have no idea how many trolley loads that would end up being but the actual supermarket portion I often just load into the stroller so it isn't much. We end up with maybe a few reusable bags of stuff from the markets plus a big box of fruit/vegies weekly.
I have friends who used to live remotely and had to do the big round trip to get their shopping done and they would also do multiple trolley loads and have to cart it back in eskies. I don't think it happens as much in suburbia when you can run to the shops every 5 mins if you need to!
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Posted 02 August 2013 - 10:31 PM
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Posted 02 August 2013 - 11:19 PM
So, one full trolley seems huge to me but that's only because I'm usually only getting a couple of bags at a time (cleaning products as needed etc), most fruit/veg/meat comes from greengrocer/butcher, we make our bread, have chickens for eggs and DH buys milk from the local supermarket every couple of days when he's getting a coffee!
I would assume someone getting 3 trolleys was stocking up after moving or something - that's the only time my family ever had two trolleys when we were growing up. However, I'd never thought about having to travel long distances to go shopping - I'd stock up then as well.
Posted 03 August 2013 - 12:18 AM
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