How to Cut the Costs of Living Alone

Save money and still have a comfortable lifestyle…

Rosa Diaz-Casal
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3 min readJun 11, 2024

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It has gotten really crazy in the grocery world lately. People are saying that getting a full cart of groceries is a luxury these days.

In a time when groceries are so expensive, you have to be very intentional about buying food. You have to be really mindful when we’re adding things to that grocery cart, so you don’t go over your budget.

You can opt for grocery pick-up. When you’re making your order online, you can see when things are on sale. If I see toilet paper, coffee, or berries on sale, I get them. If I see ‘buy one get one free on items I use (I don’t see these much more), I get them. Shopping for groceries online and picking up prevents you from impulse buying extra groceries you don’t need.

Make simple meals. When you live alone, you can eat whatever you want, whenever you want. There’s nobody asking for food, there’s nobody criticizing if you overcooked or undercooked something. You have the luxury of choice and not being disturbed.

There’s no need to be elaborate. You can have simple meals -eggs and toast, a tuna sandwich or grilled cheese. Simple, easy, delicious. Make the most of the leftovers. For those who don’t like to eat leftovers, they need to recognize that ‘leftovers’ is…

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