Nothing boggles the family budget like shopping. The problem many people have is spending too much money on things they don't really need, but because they go to the store without a plan, they have a hard time remembering what they need and tend to carry extra things with them.
The easiest way to solve this problem is to make a shopping list and go to the African grocery store to buy the things. Perhaps the best way to make a grocery list is to look into the fridge and cupboard first and see what you already have and what you are planning to do, or all of them. The only thing that should be included in your list is what you need. It doesn't make sense to buy more sugar if there's still a bag full of sugar in the cupboard.
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Another thing you will need to do is create a menu for the next week or two depending on how long it takes between trips to the store. It also helps you save on unplanned trips to the store for something you forgot, which can be very painful when you make dinner and find that you don't have the ingredients you need.
And one last thing to remember; Don't go hungry to the supermarket. Have a snack before leaving the house to minimize the temptation to buy a snack. Here are some easy ways to save money on your grocery bill.