I am finding so many advantages to NOT shopping for huge amounts of food, one of which is putting away the shopping
Doing a big weekly shop used to mean struggling with a full boot, and occasionally a back seat or a passenger foot-well filled with shopping bags ... I drive a Fiat 500 not the biggest car in the world!!
Now it's one bag in the boot, occasionally two if I've been buying dog or cat food which is not included in our Challenge, easy to put in and easy to get out.
I used to dread, well not exactly dread, but most definitely not like trying to find room for things in my already pretty full cupboards ... which led me to ask myself "why did I shop out of habit when I already had food in the cupboards?" I guess my answer was because I fell for the supermarkets clever pushing of BOGOFs and 'bargains you just can't miss' and the pretty ingrained habit of thinking I should be shopping at least once a week ... just too many times.
Doing this Challenge has made me kind of psycho-analyse this and many other things, and that's something I really like to do. To work out the whys and wherefores of things I think and things I do and make better, more logical and useful decisions for the future.
The photo of the fish fillets that I bought the other day, individually wrapped then placed in a big box which fitted easily and immediately into the chest freezer with no freezer 'Tetris' needed to be played summed up a big step forward for me.
One that I really, really like.
Today is a No Spend Day