The best thing about living at home with the parents is FREE FOOD! But, free food is not going to keep me living with my parents. I believe that in order to move out, I need to know how to shop, grocery shop that is. On the webpage,, the author created a master grocery list. I like her ideas but I do not need all of her items she feels are necessary. One big helpful tip I am stealing from her are her categories:
These groups got me thinking of what is a true necessity to buy when first moving out of the family house.
In baking needs
flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, powdered sugar, chocolate chips, cooking oil, and of course yummy brownie mix!
In condiments
Ketchup, mayo, salt, pepper, BBQ sauce, olive oil, parmesan cheese, and random seasonings(I’ll have to ask mom what the necessary ones are besides salt and pepper)
In pasta/ rice
spaghetti noodles, macaroni noodles, penne noodles, and rice
In fresh fruits & veggies
Apples, bananas, lettuce, carrots, peppers, sugar snap peas, blue berries, etc. (ONLY BUY WHAT YOU CAN EAT BEFORE THEY GO BAD)
In dairy
Milk, eggs, yogurt, shredded cheese, sliced cheese, and cottage cheese
In meats
Turkey lunch meat, (if I ever learn to grill/ cook meat I would add beef/ chicken to this)
In snacks/breads
Loaf of bread, chips, granola bars, gold-fish
In canned goods
Soups, canned fruit, and pasta sauce
In frozen
chicken tenders, french fries, tater tots, and pizza

All of these food items are my personal opinions of what I feel that I need. I think that the first trip to go to the grocery store is going to cost a lot so if you are moving out soon, put money aside for the grocery list. After this first trip the cost will go down because certain needed items will last a long time! Take a good deep breath before finding out the total!