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There was a huge sale, did you grab extra.
You cut coupons, you shop the store flyer, you price compare. You opt to bake your own pastries and bread to save money. Have you thought about all the items you can freeze to help you save money?
One of the best things we did was buy an extra freezer. You can pick them up cheap at second hand stores or on online sales. We freeze berries, meat, freezer meals, soups, breads and so much more.
Being able to freeze the extra food means we can take advantage of great sales. We live in berry country so every year we pick and freeze the fresh berries to use all year round. Another great reason to have a freezer is time saving freezer meals.
Wouldn’t it be great to come home from a long day at work or running errands and have your dinner meal all prepared and ready to go? You can learn all about freezer meals and all the amazing options available to you here.
Now what can you freeze to save money?
Like I have mentioned above you can freeze different forms of meat, various produce and meals. You can even freeze items that may surprise you.
21 Surprising Items You Can Freeze To Save Money:
- Cookie dough
- Unbaked bread dough
- Coffee grinds
- Brewed coffee
- Dried Beans
- Cheese (texture may change when defrosted)
- Milk (texture may change when defrosted)
- Eggs (crack them into ice cube tray or scramble them)
- Bone Broth
- Deli Meat
- Dog Treats
- Alcohol (it will chill, not freeze, handle responsibly)
- Herbs and spices
- Potato chips and pretzels
- Food scraps for stocks
Call me crazy but I was surprised to learn you can freeze…
I honestly didn’t know you can freeze milk or eggs before I started researching my food freezing posts. Now that I know, we stock the freezer with an additional container of milk and milk alternative like coconut milk. I haven’t tried freezing eggs yet, our family seems to go through eggs before I can do anything with the extras. But it is great to know if there is a great sale on eggs I now have options.
Avocado, who doesn’t love avocado. But the down fall to avocado is it turns brown if you don’t use it up fast enough. Now you don’t have to worry because you can freeze the extras and there is no food waste.
Talking food waste, in our house we have a freezer bag we add the extra vegetable ends, meat bones and herbs to that we save. We freeze these and when we are ready to make bone broth or soup stock we have all the ingredients ready to go.
Freezing food to save money.
It is simple and easy to do. Even if you just freeze a loaf of bread or a stick of butter or your favorite meal you are still saving money. Purchase a freezer to suit your needs. There are some great options here, or buy a second hand unit just make sure it is running order.
Stockpile your freezer when things go on sale at the grocery store or when you decide to bake or prepare freezer meals. Every little bit helps.
Other money saving posts to help you save more money:
- 101 Super Frugal Money Saving Tips
- 7 Ways To Go Green & Save Money
- 21 Things We Stopped Buying To Save Money
- Secret Must Haves Of A Frugal Home
Have a great day,
Saving & Simplicity