Wednesday, July 7, 2010, AM | Leave Comment
Saving money ought to be a way of life for Americans and for folks all over the world. It just so happens that we look for bargains in supermarkets, use discount coupons to buy what we need and what we don’t need. We look forward for sale in departmental stores. We do all those crazy but good things to save some bucks. Then we stop by a place like Starbucks to buy $5 or $6 latte’. We save in one place and blow it another place. Welcome to American way of life.
So far as saving on kitchen items, I suggest the following:
- Cut down on paper products. Use cloth napkins, dish towels, tablecloths and handkerchiefs.
- Pizza stays hotter longer when it’s unsliced. Order it uncut and slice it yourself at home.
- Keep vegetables crisp in refrigerator by lining drawers with paper or cloth towel. The lining absorbs moisture that would otherwise cause vegetables to rot quicker.
- Expiration date on milk container indicates when milk should be removed from the supermarket shelf and can no longer be sold. Milk generally has another week in home refrigerator before it is no longer fresh enough to use.
- Drink more water instead of soft drinks, coffee and tea. Buy frozen juices rather than those that are ready to drink.
- Serve smaller helping at the dinner table. Clear and store leftovers as soon as possible to prevent spoilage.
- Be creative with leftovers. Make sandwiches and use it in other dishes.
In a Nutshell
You can save a lot in the kitchen. Just be creative. In our family, we don’t throw out anything unless something gets spoiled.