I hop on my bike (gas is too expensive!) and head to the grocery store to buy food for the next couple of meals. I start looking for cuts of meat and nearly faint when I see the price per pound. Maybe I’ll live off of rehydrated dried beans and lettuce from my garden for a while (kidding). I find a large pork tenderloin for a low price per pound and strategize on how I can make it last for a week or more. I cut it up when I get home and put all but one portion in the freezer. Time to get creative with meals!
- Reduce snack food purchases
- Buy large, discounted cuts of meat
- Frozen instead of fresh vegetables
- Buy generic brands
I don’t know about you, but buying groceries has become an undesirable chore as prices rise. Instead of buying groceries the way I usually would, I find myself trying to figure out ways to save money and make more money.
I know you understand the strain that inflation puts on our budgets. We’re in this together. So what can we do to save money? Here are a few money-saving ideas:
- Plant in a vegetable garden
- Shop discount grocery stores
- Clip coupons
- Have a garage sale
- Walk, bike, rideshare, city bus
- Sell household items online
A great way to make some extra cash is to organize a garage sale. It is a great way to make extra money and help others save money. You could sell extra kitchen bowls and serving utensils, shoes you never wear, old window drapes, books, and furniture to make additional income. Do you have a storage unit full of clutter? You do, don't you? Clean it out and sell, sell, sell! Getting rid of items you no longer need will leave you feeling lighter, and put some well-deserved cash in your pocket.
Thanks to inflation, everyone is looking to save money, especially on groceries. Start by taking advantage of coupons, walk/bike/or take the bus vs. driving, have a garage sale, and plant a garden. Review your budget weekly and determine where you can cut costs to save money. Use your well-earned cash to buy groceries, pay down debt, or save for a down payment on a house. How do you plan on saving money? Let us know in the comments.