By following this methodology, we’ve found it’s fairly elementary to avoid eating out. We don’t feel deprived, we enjoy the foods we eat every week, and we have our frozen pizza option for emergency situations.
All in all, we’re thrilled we’ve been able to save this additional $2,880 per year. And the best part is–we don’t miss eating out at all. Once we got into the habit of eating at home, it became our second frugal nature. It’s very similar to the absence of desire we feel to buy a ton of stuff–it’s just one more thing that costs money and that we don’t need in our lives.