One of the best ways to save money is at the supermarket. Do you have any idea how much money you waste on things that you don’t need? Things that are overpriced and under-utilized? You’re about to know. It’s really hard to stay on budget when you’re at the grocery store. When you shop hungry, you fill up your cart with all the things that look amazing as you go through the store (which is everything, by the way) and you break your budget. Here are a few things you can stop buying to help you start saving.
When you buy a bag of fruit or vegetables, are you really saving money? Ask yourself how much of that you throw away a week from now when it’s no good. It’s a lot smarter to buy one or two items than it is to buy them in bulk. If you aren’t using them, you aren’t saving any money buying these items in bulk.
It’s a lot more cost effective, and a lot healthier, to simply buy your own ingredients and make your own dinners. Frozen meals are not usually big enough to serve an entire family, so you have to buy more. Additionally, you have to think about how many unhealthy additives are in these frozen meals. They just don’t make sense to buy.
Pre-packaged Junk Food
If you want cookies, make your own. Don’t waste money on packaged items that are going to go bad quickly. You likely have all the ingredients at home to make your own, so why not do that? You can half your recipe to make only as much as you want or you can freeze the remainder of your dough to use at a later date. This will help you from wasting all those other cookies, and your money.