I just love learning how other moms save time and money when it comes to the kitchen. This is the room I spent most of my time from making meals to cleaning it up, so I am always looking to increase efficiency and save money. Today, I’m sharing the ways I save time and money when it comes to my kitchen.
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I love the stretchiness to the bags. They are tear resistant with an active tear resistant technology for better puncture resistance! I just hate it when I go to take the trash out of the can, and there’s a hole from something. With Hefty, I never have that problem! I can even trust the kids to take the trash out easily without a trail of leaks from a hole in the bag.
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#2 I buy hamburger and ground turkey in bulk packs and then I brown it all at the same time. Then, I separate out into one pound packages and freeze it. This way, I cut my cooking time down, and I have browned ground beef ready for tacos, spaghetti, soups, and more! Plus, when you buy in bulk packages of 3-5 lbs, the price per pound goes down.
#3 Make a meal plan. I am totally not organized enough to meal plan more than a week in advance, but every Sunday I grocery shop and plan out meals for the week. When I do this, it saves us money a couple of ways. First, I buy what I need for meals and not just random groceries. It also prevents us from eating out. I can’t tell you how many times when I don’t meal plan, I just run out of time for dinner and just gather everyone up to head to a restaurant. With our family size, dinner can easily be over $50.00 for all of us, and that can add up quick.
Click the Meal Planner printable above to download your own copy. I keep a few Meal Planner printables on the fridge to easily make a quick plan before heading to the store.
I’d love to know what your best kitchen savings tips are! Tell me in the comments!
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My best kitchen saving tip is use what is in your pantry. We will be doing that this week. No buying anything for meals, only using the good currently in our pantry.
my best kitchen savings tip is to use the proper storage containers to that the produce lasts longer and you don’t throw away food-which is a huge waste of money
Heft is a grand brand of trash bags and the only one we use. I want to try the new Lavender & Sweet Vanilla scented bags.
We try to meal plan often, but we sometimes forget (or life gets in the way)! These are great tips for saving money in the kitchen. We love Hefty trash bags!
I should use a meal planner more often. I do use Gefty!
I love meal planning our meals for the week!! It saves so much time and it helps to know what is on the menu for dinner.
Thanks for this super cool meal planner and shopping list printable. I am trying to be more organized when it comes to planning out our meals for the week and this would be very helpful!
I currently plan meals ahead as well and it really saves time and money. We use hefty bags too. =)
I’ve recently started bullet journaling, and I am working on a section devoted to meal planning. Your printable is great inspiration!
Great kitchen savings tips and thanks for the free meal planner. Will definitely download for my next shopping trip.
These are indeed great kitchen saving tips. I love the Hefty garbage bags and would love to try the citrus twist bags. It does literally save money also when you plan your weekly meals. Thanks for sharing the tips.
These are great tips! I love buying meat in bulk and cooking it all at once. It saves not only time,but plenty of messes.
I love planning meals but always end up buying more stuff i don’t need or cook. I use Hefty bags, love the quality
Great advice. I do brown ground beef and keep in serving sizes in the freezer. Especially for making home made pizza.
That is a really great meal planning printable!! I would love to use something like this, maybe I could get more organized this way!!
Oooo now this is a printable I need!!!!! With summer here I definitely need to get better at meal planning!
cute and useful printable, love this idea of kitchen saving tips, thank you: )
Kitchen trash bags that fail are a huge huge headache. I’d rather pay a little more for quality trash bags knowing they aren’t going to break on me.
I seriously love Hefty! Its my go to trash bag. As for that printable thank you! I seriously need to get better at remembering to make a shopping list cause I am horrible at remembering things LOL