One of the easiest ways to save money in your monthly budget is to reduce the amount of food wasted in your home, here are some tips to help get your food waste under control, and make that budget stretch farther than you imagined possible.
- Preserve those leftovers for longer. Whether you and the family went out for a nice dinner together or you cooked a big meal at home, don’t throw away the leftovers. Package them up in some plastic containers and stick them in the refrigerator or freezer for later.
- Freeze the food that is the most perishable. Foods like beef, poultry, fish, and many fruits tend to go bad quicker than other foods. If you find yourself with leftovers of these after preparing a meal, don’t throw them out! You can freeze foods like this to preserve them for up to a week, allowing you to get the most use for your money.
- Plan your purchases. Try to make a game plan of what meals you want to cook throughout the week, and buy only what you need for that. There may be a sale on salmon at the grocery store, but if your family doesn’t eat it, it’s just going to waste.
Renting a freezer chest can be a great option to keep your leftover food preserved until you need it. Standard refrigerator-freezer combinations tend to have small freezer sections, making a freezer chest almost necessary if your family buys in bulk. Fortunately, Buddy’s Home Furnishings stocks an entire range of freezer chests to fit any family’s needs. Give us a call today at 1-866-779-5058 with any questions.