If you run a busy household, then you know for certain how expensive it can be. Keeping up with all the washing, cleaning and cooking can not only be tiring but also have a big financial effect. Fortunately there are a few things you can do in the kitchen to save money and we’ll examine them below.
#1 – Use the leftovers
Food waste is one of the most costly each week. If you look at just how much food actually goes in the bin it might really surprise you. So one thing you can do is to try and cut back on the amount being thrown away. You can store leftovers for another day. Just use vacuum sealers and freeze any food you have cooked. These are ideal to defrost and use on another day.
#2 – Buy cheaper ingredients
You might be used to buying big brand named foods. But have you ever tried some of the store brand options? If not then it’s about time you tried them. In most cases the foods taste the same or even better than the more expensive brand named foods. This alone can save you up to 50% on your weekly shop.
#3 – Cook in bulk
If you’re making a meal on a Monday, then why not make enough to freeze and use for other days in the week or even the next month. Cooking in bulk means you’ll not have to use the oven each day, so will save you a lot of money on your gas bill.
Just these 3 things alone can help you to cut back on your weekly expenses. If you are always mindful about saving money in any way you can, then you’ll find yourself making these changes and they will become normal to do.