If you are starting a side hustle, the obvious thing to do is start saving some money for it. But how will you do that? Then you should read the following tips on saving money on food. They are by no means comprehensive but they will be very useful.
For coffee drinkers
It is a good idea to re-use grounded coffee once. Using coffee grounds two times or more will not affect the taste of the coffee. It is highly encouraged to do this using a filter that is permanent and avoid the paper variety. Keep the grounds refrigerated until using it the following day.
For bread lovers
Supermarkets sell bread that was made the day before at a much lower price. There is nothing wrong with eating bread that was made the day before since it still is good to eat. If you have a lot of space in your freezer, this will save you a fortune. You can defrost it using the microwave. Re-heat it every 30 seconds to prevent the edges of the bread from getting too hard.
Before going to the supermarket, you should have already made a list of all the things that you really need. Prioritise basic goods and avoid buying things that you do not really need. Check the prices when you get there. Remember, branded products cost considerably more than store brands. It is also a good idea to keep the receipt of your previous trip to the grocery and check it on your next trip. To have higher savings, bulk buy – but only if you will definitely use it. Check your supermarket loyalty schemes too – Tesco has a great Clubcard where you can use your vouchers on food or eating out.
If you are going to eat in a pricy restaurant, the best time for you to go there would be during lunch. Food during lunch usually costs less and there are sometimes even set menu’s. If you are on holiday, find out where the locals eat. Chances are, they will eat where the food is great and the price is even better.
Eating cheaply does not necessarily mean eating bad food. Look around and you will be surprised at the options you can choose from. Take time and consider your choices so that you will not only eat a lot but save some money also.