I only go grocery shopping once a month... or even less. I try to make things last - I freeze any left overs and have them for lunches at work or nights when FH is working late. I try to cook my own biscuits etc for smoko & after dinner snacks - FH likes to have a coffee and a couple of biccis an hour or so after dinner. We own a feedlot so get our own beef (we get a whole beast done and split it between us & FH's family, bag into portions & freeze) which really cuts down costs, but even if we didn't we would probably still by a beast and split it between us & FH's family - it would still work out a lot cheaper. We have sheep & pigs too so can do the same for lamb & pork - but we don't have that as often. I still buy chicken breats (we grow meat chickens sometimes but use them for roast chicken - too hard to fillet a chicken ourselves!!) & bacon, but when I do I buy it in bulk, separate it into portions and freeze it.We grow a few of our fruits & veg, so I really only buy potatoes, lettuce (when we don't have any growing), tomatoe & onion.
I get paid monthly, so I work out a budget - take into account anything I have coming up for that month, then give myself 'spending' money (money that isn't used for bills, groceries, fuel or savings). I keep my 'spendings' in a separate account then each week I put a percentage of that into my keycard account and that is what I'm allowed to spend for the week. Sometimes it doesn't work and I splurge (then hack into my savings), but I try to make it work. I also have accounts for all my annual bills and every month I put money into them so when the bill comes I have the money ready & waiting.
I avoid going to town - I live and work out of town so I try not to go to town unless I absolutely have to because I know when I do I will buy lots of bits and pieces that I think I need - but if I don't go to town and don't get them I can do without. It also saves on fuel. Online shopping is a bugger though! Although alot of the time I look at stuff online and put things in my 'cart' then before I process the payment I think - do I really need this - can I go without it? And usually I just close out of it and don't buy it.
I shower daily...but only because FH makes me! I'm sure he'd shower 6 times a day if he could!!!
I only wash my hair a couple of times a week....but thats just cause I'm lazy! And my hair doesn't need washing that often! It doesn't get too oily/dirty until about day 5.... but I usually wash it around day 3. FH washes his most days.... but he's outside working with cattle most of the time - so he has to, but I swear he uses a litre of shampoo & conditioner each time!! He's got really thick, curly, afro like hair and is convinced he needs to use that much & I can't tell him otherwise!! Each bottle is about $12, so we'd save heaps if he cut down on that, but I've been pestering for 4 years now and no difference, so I think I've lost that battle!!