The one place in the home where unintentional wastage is rife is in the kitchen. Unfinished meals, expired products, seemingly empty jars and even little bits of food left in packaging may lead up to a large amount of usable food being wasted. If this food is to be translated into dollar amounts, then you would literally be throwing money into the trash.
Every year, more than 70 million consumers pay a fee for the privilege to shop in big warehouse-type stores such as Costco and Sam’s Club. A membership card gets them in the doors of endless warehouse style shelves piled high with bulk items. Is that really worth a fee of $55 or more? Many online reviewers and consumers have done the research for us.
Honey isn’t the type of thing you really think about when saving money, but it is something that my wife and I try to use in place of sugar wherever possible. I’m pretty sure that despite honey being natural, it still isn’t all that good for you, but I suspect it is better than refined sugar.
I love eating fish, in fact, it is quite possibly one of my favorite things to eat, but it is so damn expensive if you want to eat the good stuff that’s local or not frozen. Last week my wife bought some fish, it’s not something we eat a lot of, perhaps once a month if we are lucky, but it is something that hits your wallet. The last fish that we ate cost us a little over $20. Now to be fair, it was really nice fresh fish that was caught in Australia.
I’m a big believer in making a little bit more food for dinner and then eating leftovers for lunch the next day – it’s just so simple and such a easy way to save yourself money.
Last week Brad spoke about how cooking your own meals was a great way to save money, and he also briefly touched on eating leftovers. Today I want to go into leftovers in more detail to really emphasize the point on just how much money you can save by utilizing leftovers.
It’s fairly common knowledge that when you create a grocery list before you go shopping you will save money.
Everything is scientific these days. Everything is based on time and movement studies and designed to coax money from your pockets as quickly as possible. The same is true of grocery stores. Why do you think the bakery smells so good? It is just a sales strategy designed to get you to buy bread when you come to the store for just coffee.
It’s not something that most people really think about, but making sure that you aren’t shopping while hungry is something I highly recommend.