Variable monthly costs are at good opportunity to help you to save on your monthly expenses. While bills like your phone bill, rent, and insurance are fixed, the cost of your groceries is not. Here are 5 tips that you can use to save some money at the grocery store:
Cut Back On Expensive Items
Cut back on meat and replace it with more fresh vegetables, fruit and whole grains – oats, rice, barley. Meat is one of the most expensive items that we see on our grocery bill and by cutting back your consumption you are not only saving money, you are also improving your health and the environment.
Buy Cheaper Produce
The best, freshest and most reasonably priced produce can be bought from your local farms and farmers markets. If you do not have access to a farmers market look for a Walmart Supercentre. Prices at Walmart tend to be cheaper on average than conventional grocery stores.
Cook in Bulk
Double or triple your recipes. By cooking in bulk you can take advantage of sales and reduce food waste. Freezing the leftovers for later gives you quick ready meals that will help you resist the urge to go out for food.
Stock up on Sale Items and use Coupons
When you notice that a non-perishable item that your family uses a lot of is on sale, or if you have coupons, stock-up! Filling your pantry and buying some extra household products will help you save money on these items over time.
The organization of your pantry, fridge and freezer plays a major role when trying to save. When everything is organized you are able to see what you have and keep better track of it so that it doesn’t go bad. Good organization will help you cut down on food waste will help you to use what you have, this means savings on unnecessary food purchases and waste.