A WOMAN has revealed how she got her weekly grocery shop down from £450 a week to just £80.

The family of four had been splurging on their weekly food shop after Zoë Smedberg had her second child.

In a recent TikTok video posted to her account @zocohomes, the mum said: "It actually makes me really embarrassed to admit that me and my hubby were spending £450 on groceries, not just groceries, but food in general."

"I know that is absolutely ridiculous, I don't feel good about it," she added.

But the savvy mum has changed her ways and now spends just £80 as she revealed how she cut back.

She explained: "I do have an excuse that my daughter was born last year so we did have another baby under one, and in my opinion, the first year of parenthood is absolute chaotic."


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Zoë added that they were constantly buying convenient food, grabbing Starbucks daily and ordering takeaways and a food shop.

But the mum has put all that behind her and now gets her shopping done for much cheaper.

The mum has recently been shopping at Asda, bulk buying chicken and vegetables to get her through dinners and lunches to save costs.

This week, She did a shop for £26 which included tow packs of nappies, a whole chicken, six pints of milk, biscuits, bread, bananas, potatoes, tomato puree, a seasoning kit and coconut milk.

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The haul meant she could do enough dinners and lunches for the next three days and carry on with a bigger shop at the weekend.

On top of buying less convenient food, the mum has stopped buying coffees in Starbucks and ordering takeaways.

The video has since gone viral with over 41k views and 1,100 likes.

Mums quickly took to the comments section of the post, praising the mum for getting her budget in order.

One person wrote: "You're so right about the first year. 2 under 2 here and the amount of takeaway we order."

Another commented: "I love your honesty, we have absolutely been in the same boat towards the end of pregnancy and newborn CHAOS! You’re doing amazing."

"Go you!! Well done for making changes," penned a third.

Meanwhile, a fourth added: "Following for advice, I’m an overspending mom."

"Good job mama doing the same myself and it’s going good," claimed a fifth.

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