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Frugal Living Tip: Save Big On Groceries With a Freezer



August 2015 Frugal Living Tip of the Month: Save Big On Groceries With a Freezer

How Much Can You Save? $300 or more per month

Making It Work:

A deep freezer can help you cut your grocery bills by a significant amount. You can stock up on items during sales and avoid overpaying later.

Frugal Living Tip: Save Big On Groceries With a Freezer
Consider these tips for making the most of your deep freezer:

1. Buy in bulk and store it.

A deep freezer lets you purchase food in bulk. Big packages of meat, frozen vegetables, and other items can be stored for a long time without losing their flavor. Consider buying half or a whole side of beef at once and save!

2. Stock up on sale and clearance items.

You can easily stock up on these items and use your deep freezer to store them.

3. Buy large bags of frozen vegetables and fruits.

The large bags of these frozen items tend to cost less. They’re a convenient way to stay on your healthy diet without spending a lot. Frozen vegetables and fruits retain most of their nutritional value, but they’re less expensive than the fresh versions.

4. Store your garden produce.

Grow some fruits and vegetables in your garden. Even if you have a small space, you can grow them in pots. Then, as they ripen, wash, dry, cut up, and freeze whatever you don’t eat right away.

5. Freeze your extras.

Did you make an extra lasagna or loaf of bread? Instead of letting your extra food go to waste, freeze it. Your family may get tired of eating the same leftovers, so freeze the extras for an easy meal later.

6. Plan ahead and pay attention to promotions.

For example, March is National Frozen Food Month and many frozen foods are on sale in March. There are other types of promotions for other months.

A deep freezer can help you save money and eat healthier at the same time. It’s an easy way to live a more frugal lifestyle.


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