With a little forethought and planning, you can implement
some helpful year-round money saving tips in anticipation of Pesach. †To assess your budget, ask yourself: †
-† What do
I typically spend on groceries per month?
I spend for Pesach last year?
the specifics of this yearís Pesach plans?
be eating meals at home or eating out?
have more expenses because I am entertaining guests?
I afford this year?
I cut back on expenses a month or two prior to Pesach?
I live without?
Decide on your menu, taking into account where chol hamoed falls
out on the calendar, as well as fleishig/milchig meals. †Be sure to make a list before you go
shopping.† Hopefully, you can refer to
your post-Pesach notes from the previous year to remind you of your
ever-changing Pesach needs.† These
- Number of boxes of matzah,
matzah meal, cake meal, and potato starch used
- Number of bottles of wine needed
- Popular brands
- Amount of milk used
- Amount of chicken used
- Amount of produce needed
- Number of eggs used
- Products that were not eaten the previous year and are not
needed this year
- Unpopular recipes not to be repeated
- Overbought or under-bought items from the previous year
For more money-saving tips, see the STAR-K 2014 Passover