Money Saving Tips
In our first article on saving made simple we looked at a number of money saving tips that were aimed at reducing your energy bills to help you to save both money and the environment.
In this article we look at how you can save even more by reducing your weekly grocery shopping bill. The humble supermarket has become central to many of our lives and we may often be horrified by the bill when we're at the checkout. Now's the time to start reducing that bill and to reducing the amount of money that we spend on groceries each week.
Save money with Packed Lunches
In the case of our first tip in this area, the heading says it all. Packed lunches can make an astounding difference to the amount of money that you can save. You can easily reduce your lunchtime food bill by approximately 75% by simply buying the necessary ingredients at the supermarket and making your own lunches, rather than eating out each day or relying on the canteen at work.
The other handy advantage of this approach is that you'll be able to give yourself some real variation in what you eat for lunch. Have you got into the habit of eating pretty much the same lunch every day of the week? Packed lunches can help you to change your ways!
Cook in Bulk
Another great money saving tip when it comes to groceries is to plan your meals in advance and to cook in greater quantities, allowing you to freeze meals for use at a later date.
Although this may initially seem like more work, you'll soon find out how great it feels knowing that you've got a number of meals in the freezer that simply need re-heating, rather than cooking from scratch.
Cooking in bulk also means that you'll be buying in bulk, allowing you to take advantage of more offers at the supermarket and really reducing your food bill.
Savings: Our guide to finance and savings.
Saving Made Simple: Our article on saving in an environmentally friendly manner.