5 Tips to Cut Your Food Bills

Experience More - Subscribe to Our Weekly Events Newsletter

Posted 2013-01-08 by Sarah Corkfollow
Buying food is very expensive and it's such a shame to waste food and money. How often do you throw food away because it's gone bad or past it's use-by date? It happens in households every week.

Here are a few suggestions to help you cut down on your food bills and save some money.

1. Organise Your Fridge and Pantry. Keep a track of what food is in your fridge and Pantry. When you buy new groceries rotate the stock - put the older items in the front. You are more likely to use items you can see easily.

2. Plan Before You Shop. Make a shopping list and stick to it. Try not to 'impulse buy'. Plan your meals and only buy the ingredients you need. Try shopping on-line, this will help you buy only the items you need.

3. Grow Your Own. Start a vegetable patch in your garden and plant all your favourites. Your family will soon have lots of lovely fresh, tasty vegetables. They taste better and cost less than buying vegetables from the supermarket.

4. Shop at the Farmers Market. The local farmers market has plenty of fresh produce available. The food is usually seasonal, fresher and of better quality. Most farmers markets have a wider range of goods to choose from and the prices are usually a bit cheaper.

5. Make Your Own. Instead of wasting lots of food, preserve it. Make your own jams, chutneys and pickles. Make up dishes and freeze them, it's great to have ready make meals on hand for times when you are in a hurry or just don't feel like cooking.

Of course these are only a few suggestions. There are many more ways to cut down on grocery shopping if think about it. Give some of these a try - you might just save some money.

90642 - 2023-06-11 08:25:20


Copyright 2022 OatLabs ABN 18113479226