Living a good and happy life is what we are all trying to achieve, right? A good and happy life might mean different things for each of us but if you are interested in introducing more of the Scandinavian lifestyle habits into your daily life, you are getting closer to living a more sustainable, healthier and I hope happier life for you.
In a previous post, A Scandinavian Guide to Sustainable living I wrote about how adopting Scandinavian lifestyle habits can lead you to a sustainable life with a focus on fashion, but with this post, I’ll continue by sharing other Sustainable Scandinavian lifestyle hacks that you can easily adopt.
Food is a big part of our lives, in my case one of the biggest as I love to eat and experience new tastes in addition to having such a big appetite. But how many times did you buy something and ended up not eating it, as it’s expiration date came and passed and you had to throw it out? How much money do you actually spend on uneaten food that you could maybe use for something else?
Until 2 years ago, we had a bad habit in my house of not looking at the price when shopping for food. By the end of the month when we checked our bank accounts, we were always shocked of much money we were spending on food and we were not even eating very fancy or extravagant, just simple normal food. But we did throw out a lot of uneaten food and bought products we already had because we didn’t check the refrigerator or freezer before shopping, which we did almost every day. However, 2 years ago my mother in law was telling us how she has a set amount of money per week that she uses for food, the rest she saves. And so we tried it as well, game changer!
How does this work – we have a set amount of money allocated for food each month, this way we know that every week, this is what we have to spend. We plan our meals in time, we go to shop once or maybe twice a week, instead of everyday, we try very hard to not end up throwing out food and it has actually helped with diet as well. While Copenhagen is an expensive city to live in, we now spend one ⅓ of the money on food than what we used to a couple of years ago, we eat much healthier and we learned to budget.
Have you ever considered making a monthly/weekly budget for your food?
‘’You have two homes, Earth and your body. Take care of them. ‘’
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