I don't know about you but when looking for ways to save money I tend to find the biggest savings in the kitchen. I'm not alone right?
Saving Money in the Kitchen with Hefty Ultra Strong
Skip the flimsy trash bags – Ok y'all I can't tell you how many time we bought a cheap box of kitchen trash bag for our RV kitchen. Then those trash bags would tear or fall down the can. Then there is the haul to the dumpster where no matter what we did SOMETHING always ended falling out in the trunk of our car (because who is going to walk to the other side of the campground with a trash bag in hand?!) Switching to Hefty Ultra Strong kitchen trash bags was a life saver! When the bag would tear, we would have to use the 2nd bag so our bag costs would double PLUS when it spilled we had to use cleaning supplies to clean up the mess!
I love that the Hefty bags also have Arm & Hammer odor neutralizers and new, invigorating scents to help keep odors at bay. Plus, they have a scent-free option. This helps keep trash smells from leaking out and having to use air fresheners. As a side note right now Purchase two or more Hefty trash bags at Target and earn a $10 Target gift card!
Freezer Cooking – I highly recommend freezer cooking to save money. Now I'm not talking about the type of freezer cooking you see online about taking ‘one day and prepare 30 meals and be done for the month' I'm talking about having a few things ready to go in your freezer. Just having a few that just require popping into the oven for busy days where you would normally stop and grab food because you didn't have time to prepare anything. I also like having a few ‘dump meals' these are meals all ready, cut up and with any sauce to dump into a slow cooker. I use Hefty Freezer Bags to store the freezer meals. I like to have 7 days worth of dinners on hand. Having even one will save you $20 -$40 of stopping to grab take out before heading home.
Take Inventory – Before going grocery shopping take inventory of what you have so you aren't buying items you already have and don't need. For this reason, I suggest menu planning. Many times you can make 2-3 meals just by what you have in your pantry before you even go to the store, and you can save money that way.
What ways do you save money in the kitchen?
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I am a mom to 5 kids, homeschool mom, blogger, social media junkie, Frugalista, Book Worm, and Closet Want-to-be Chef. We are a Roadschool family (homeschooling on the road while traveling fulltime).
I grew up learning ways to save from my mom and grandma. I started my own coupon journey when my first child was born in 2009 and started the blog on 2010 when baby #2 was born to share my tips with everyone who kept asking about how I was getting diapers for $1 a pack!
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