During this time of not actually having a home to call our own, it’s got me thinking about where to shop once we move. Of course the whole point about moving is so we can start to live a more thoughtful, self sufficient and healthier lifestyle. It will take us a while to get that established and in the mean time I will be reliant on the shops as per the majority of the population.
I’ve shopped at Aldi almost exclusively for the last 5+ years and I love it. I don’t love it in the sense that I rave about it, but I love it in the sense that I know where I stand. It had the basic foods every week that we use and doesn’t flash 20 of the same food in my face to make me choose. I can be in and out in 20 minutes with a weekly shop in toe. However I’ve often wondered if I would like to try Tesco and co, but on those few occasions that I have ventured in there, it’s left me feeling stressed and skint! 2 ‘s’ that I don’t like putting together.
However yesterday I nipped in to Sainsbury’s to pick some flowers up for my Mum on my way to hers as it was her birthday and I took the opportunity to be very naughty and pick something easy up for tea. The shop was well laid out and didn’t leave me feeling seriously stressed.
Weighing everything up, I will continue to shop at Aldi but every couple of months I might have a wander around Sainsbury’s if I have the time.
The shopping budget per month on the farmhouse (starting end Jan) will be £300 per month, regardless of how many weeks.