Mum who fills her freezer with six months worth of food says she only goes shopping twice a year
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With the cost of living crisis kicking everybody's a*** at the moment, it's always worth looking at different ways you can potentially save a bit of cash.
We often hear that bulk buying is a smart method of minimising costs, but one busy mum has taken things to another level by only doing a maximum of two food shops a year.
Video creator Tabitha Kelley is a stay-at-home mum-of-five who has to feed a family of seven day in, day out.
In a recent post, the YouTuber described her grocery shop as the 'most epic Costco haul yet'.
"As a busy mom of five grocery shopping is a WHOLE CHORE (I know you can relate) so that is why I love to stock up and shop at Costco once or twice a year," she explains.
"These hauls last us anywhere between six to eight months.
"So we shop at Costco once or twice a year and that's just how we like to do it."
Her shop included 425 cleaning wipes, 90 rolls of toilet paper, 36 packs of butter and 30 eggs.
And to make items last, she will stick as much as she can in the freezer.
"We are a family of seven and we have five kids and this is just what works for us, not everybody would like to make this huge haul in one trip but that’s just how we like to do it," she said.
"We’re hoping about four to six months that this will last us."
In order to avoid waste, Tabitha admits: "It requires a lot of effort on my part, with organising and meal planning."
Her stockpile includes six bumper jars of olive oil, a year’s worth of rice, 20 pats of butter and 10 dozen eggs.
Not to mention - 22 packets of pasta, 95 bags of crisps, 24 chicken breasts as well as enough mince to make at least 15 meals for the family of seven.
"This Costco haul is like an all-day event. We headed out right away when they opened at 10am right now it’s 4pm and we’re still going," she said.
"By the time I’m done putting everything away it will probably be night time."
Her total shop for six months of food - minus a kids play set that was also purchased - comes in at a whopping £4,100.
This works out to just over £22 a day for a family of seven to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner, which I would say is pretty good.