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34 tricks to save in the kitchen

August 24th, 2008 at 08:20 pm

Ok.. a few tips I have found..I am going to try most of these

1. Buy a water filter and make your own bottled water.

2. Buy bread at the bread outlet store and freeze excess loaves.

3. Make meals that are left over friendly, like soups and casseroles.

4. Join a food co-op.

5. Make dinners in a crock pot

6. Buy in bulk.

7. If you buy soda, buy 2 liter bottles instead of cans. Itís much cheaper per unit price.

8. Have potluck dinners.

9. When you eat out, share meals. Most restaurant meals are big enough for two people.

10. If you donít have someone to share it with, split the meal and half and put when half in a to-go box for next dayís lunch.

11. Skip the soda when you go out to eat, and drink water.

12. Quit smoking.

13. Make your own coffee. Better yet, stop drinking coffee.

14. Quit drinking alcohol.

15. Quit drinking soda.

16. Find cheaper cafťís and restaurants to go to.

17. Take a list when you go shopping and stick to it.

18. Buy generic brand products at the supermarket.

19. Bring your lunch to school or work instead of buying it.

20. Grow your own vegetables.
(or find a local farm/ veg stand)

21. Use coupons and loyalty cards at grocery stores.

22.Reduce meat consumption.

23. Eat more Chicken

24. Eat cereal instead of fast food or snacks

25. Have a late lunch/early dinner when going out to eat. You can save on lunch menu items.

26. Buy cheap food coupons on eBay.

27. Donít buy prepackaged cheese or meat. Go to the deli and have them slice it for you. You can get more for you money.

28. Collect vegetable scraps in a bag in the freezer. As soon as itís full, make a soup out of them.

29. Buy whole roasted chickens. When you have used all the meat, throw the bones into a soup.

30. Drink water with your meals

31. Shop at your local bread store.

32. Buy ground meat on sale and separate into meals.

33. Check out Dollar Stores. Many times you can find low prices on things you use everyday, such as soap, personal hygiene and more. Be careful, often you can buy the store brands at your local grocer for either equal or less than the dollar stores.

34. Stop wasting food! Give kids smaller portions! Refrigerate leftovers and use them for lunches. Or, Freeze leftovers and use them when you are in a ďpinchĒ.

10 Responses to “34 tricks to save in the kitchen”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    Nice list!

  2. baselle Says:

    35. Don't order dessert.
    36. Check out the ethnic grocery stores.

  3. sillyoleme Says:

    What is this "soda" you speak of? I only know "pop" and "Coke". Big Grin

  4. Analise Says:

    Thanks for the tips. I will definitely be trying some of them.

  5. Original MomCents Says:

    Analise: Ha Ha Smile we moved to the south and everyone here calls it "soda"... kinda stuck!

  6. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    most of these are 2nd nature already except #13 !!!! (Figures it is the unlucky number). NEVER !!!!

  7. A Frugal Housewife Says:

    Nice list and we in the midwest call it pop.

  8. Nancy Says:

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  9. Cassy Says:

    I love your tips! They may seem obvious to some of us, but many people don't even think about things like that to save money. One that I would add is to never eat out without a coupon. There are always a to of restaurant coupons in the Sunday paper and online. There is no reason to pay full price to go out to eat. When a friend and I want to go out to eat, I look in my coupon binder to decide where we should eat. Also, sign up for the restaurant e-clubs because you usually get a free dessert or appitizer just for signing up and then you get great coupons periodically after.

  10. Jackie Says:

    These are all great ideas and tips. In addition to Dollar General, I also often check out Dollar Tree and Big Lots for great deals.

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