Saving money is like a hobby for me. It’s like a challenge to see how much I can save and just how good of a deal I can get. Although I don’t consider myself a “deal blogger” I do like to share great deals with my friends and family. Today we’re focusing on the kitchen because there are so many ways we can cut the expenses associated with kitchen items if we really try. Beside couponing, a few ways I like to save money in the kitchen are:
- Buy Hefty Ultra Strong! Yes I mean the garbage bags. There’s nothing worse than a crappy cheap garbage bursting at the seams all over your kitchen floor when you’re trying to haul the trash out after Thanksgiving (or any) dinner! It’s gross, it’s a hassle and Hefty Ultra Strong’s active tear resistant technology for better puncture resistance makes sure that won’t happen. You’ll also go through fewer bags because Hefty is stronger and can hold more, which is perfect since my son likes to wait as long as humanly possible to finally get around to taking the trash out. If it weren’t for Hefty I might have to break down and do it myself more frequently! Plus they come in these lovely scents and I don’t know why, but it kind of makes me a little happier when I’m putting in a new garbage bag…you know the little things. The quality is outstanding, and if you’re a Walmart shopper like me I think you’ll also like the new lower price.
- Buy meats in bulk and portion out freeze. The bulk price is always cheaper so you’ll save money in the long run and save time and gas with fewer runs to the market! Sometimes if you hit the store at the right time, you can even hit mean when it’s been marked down or on a killer sale combine that with a bulk purchase and your fam is eating for a month on just a few cents per pound.
- Cut your SOS pads in half – you will get the same use and cleaning power out of them but they will last a lot longer. Seriously, think about it, would your pot get any less clean if you only used half of the scrubby pad? Nope, but instead of cleaning one pot you can now clean two because you still have the other half left.
- Instead of throwing out your bread heels save them in a freezer bag and use them later for recipes that require bread crumbs…meatloaf anyone? I used to buy the containers of breadcrumbs because I like convenience, but I’d use them for one recipe and then the rest would eventually get thrown out because it would take forever for me to need them again. Now I freeze the heels that nobody likes to eat and I can just save a few so that they’re available when I need them, but I’m not wasting money by throwing unused product out. Pretty smart huh?
So tell me, what are your best tips and tricks for saving some moolah? Let me know in the comments below and be sure to head over here to claim you’re $10 gift card after purchasing two or more Hefty trash bags on your next trip to WalMart!
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