New Dad Survival guide tip #1.
This is your wake up call. You have about 8 months to become proficient in the following:
Back and foot rubs for your wife
Lessons in bargain shopping will pay off once baby arrives. After hearing that our local Stop and Shop was the most expensive in the chain, I started to compare prices. I tried Wal-Mart, Target, and other markets and found them to be more trouble than good. If you watch weekly circulars and clip coupons it’s possible to do well saving on small grocery loads but to save big you need to buy in bulk.
After a week of research, I choose to purchase a small 5 cubic foot freezer for under $200 delivered to my door. I also purchased a Food Saver. These two purchases ended up saving me money in the long run. I now shop at Costco. Instead of $5 per lb for hamburger, I pay $2.79 per lb for 5 pounds. I “whack it down” into 5- 1 lb packages.
If you have the storage space, buying in bulk makes a lot of sense. Create a pantry and start stock piling non-perishable products when they go on sale. Paper products, flour, sugar, pasta, coffee, rice, etc. are all so much cheaper in bulk. As a result many of my meals end up costing less than $4 and end up with leftovers. This is when you will feel the pride of a home cooked meal, health benefits, and the financial advantage. Now that’s a positive adjustment. Go Daddies!
Posted on February 16, 2012, in New Dad Survival Guide and tagged how to care for wife, new father, new parents, saving money on groceries, shopping in bulk, stay at home dad. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.