March 9th, 2015 by Jason M. Kaplan, Esq.
How to Save Money on the Go
Here is a short list of some ways you can save money on the go! Whether you are a single person living alone or a member of a huge family, these tips may help you save a remarkable amount of money.
- Buy in Quantities Whenever Possible
When non-perishable products like toothpaste, toilet paper, deodorant, etc. go on sale, buy as much as you can afford as long as you have storage space. Don’t blow your budget, but buy extras and store them for later use. They won’t go bad and you won’t have to pay full price later on when you run out.
Even if you are single, buy the big family pack of chicken, hamburger or whatever you use and repack it into smaller portions. The same can be done with many fresh vegetables and fruits. You just need to know how to store them without them going bad.
- Preserve Food by Canning
There are a few different ways to keep food from spoiling for long periods of time. Most herbs, vegetables, and meats are easy to pack into smaller portions and freeze for future use. Unfortunately, if left in the freezer too long, no matter how well the packages are sealed, they will be ruined by freezer burn.
Canning is an option you may have never thought of. Canning has become quite popular as a way to store food because it keeps food fresh much longer than freezing does and canning also enhances the flavors. Canning takes a small investment, but eventually pays for itself in no time. There are plenty of places on the Internet where you can actually find out how to can food and the whole process really is a lot easier than you think. Not only can you use canning to preserve fruits and vegetables, but you can use canning for meat, sauces, chili, soups, and just about anything else you can think of.
- Frequent Second Hand and Consignment Shops
There are plenty of things you wouldn't want to buy second hand, but these shops can be a gold mine of savings. Look around your area for more upscale second hand and consignment shops, and you just might be lucky enough to find designer clothing, name brand gently used furniture, household items, and even collectibles. Second hand and consignment shops can be some of the best places to find unique gifts for people you know who seem to have everything, as well as some fabulous things for yourself.
Saving money is not about living cheap, it’s about living smart. In today’s world of high-tech and convenience, sometimes it’s the simple things that get forgotten but are the key to some of the simplest and smartest ways to save money.
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