I was talking to my wife last night about the things in our life that saves us the most money day-to-day. She thought about it for a minute and came up with a great post idea for me! I am going to give you our biggest household money saver and give the reasons why. Then I would love to hear your biggest household money saver.
Our Deep Freezer
About 5 years ago we purchased a Kirkland brand chest freezer from Costco for around $150 that we keep in the corner of our garage. It is not a huge freezer, but it is the perfect size for us. What a great purchase for our family! Here is how it saves us a lot of money every month.
1. Frozen Meals. Once a month, my wife will get together with a girlfriend and crank out 7 or 8 delicious meals that can be frozen for later. There is no way we could do this with a standard size refrigerator freezer. By doing this, it guarantees a healthy meal for our kids even on the busiest of nights.
2. Leftovers. My wife and I will purposely cook more than one meal of a particular dish and freeze the leftovers for another meal. Saves us time and money.
3. Convenience and Time Saved. We don’t have to shop nearly as often because we can stock up and store entire meals, meats, bread, and frozen veggies and fruit in the freezer.
4. Easy Way to Take Advantage of Sales. When bread, beef, chicken, and turkey go on sale, we can now stock up and freeze it. Then we just take out what we are going to eat for dinner in the morning and let it defrost on the kitchen counter. Greatly lowers our monthly grocery bill because we can buy more stuff when it is on sale.
Please chime in with the biggest money saver in your life. Perhaps a bread maker or some cool do-hinkie I have never heard of. I look forward to reading your comments!