6 Easy Money and Time Saving Tips
I love sharing my favorite time and money-saving tips with you guys so you can learn how to stretch your money as far as it can go.
I am going to give you some tips for saving money as well as some tips and tricks for saving time.
Remember, time is money, so it’s essential to learn how to manage both assets.
1. Get multiple meals from one rotisserie chicken
Pick up a ready-made rotisserie chicken and eat what you need on night one. After dinner, cut up and freeze in individual freezer bags. You’ll have ready-made chicken easy to add to soups, stews, or stir-fried meals.
You can also keep the carcass and save it for broth by putting it in your slow cooker and straining the bones. Freeze that broth and use that for future meals. Using your freezer is a great way to save time and money.
2. Cut and freeze vegetables
Go through your refrigerator and take out any vegetables that are no longer fresh enough for salads. Wash and cut them and put them in a freezer bag.
This way you are not wasting anything and you’ll have prepared frozen veggies on hand to cook your next meal.
3. Make your own freezer meals
If you have enough time, make some of your own freezer meals. Whenever I make a pasta bake or a lasagna I will double the recipe. This way I can make two portions and freeze one.
This comes in handy on busy weeknights when there’s no time to cook. Having meals ready to go in the freezer helps me avoid the temptation of getting take-out food. Don’t forget to label your meals.
4. Gamify your chores
Put on a timer to turn mundane tasks into a game. If you need to get the laundry folded, set a 10-minute timer. Challenge yourself to see how quickly you can finish the job.
5. Clean as you cook
Clean as you work to prevent overwhelm. Rinse dishes and put away ingredients while you cook.
If you’re cooking dinner and you let your dishes and utensils pile up in the sink you are not going to be motivated to cook again the next day.
Instead, you’ll be tempted to order food. That’s why when I cook I rinse each utensil when I’m done using it and I put it straight in the dishwasher.
6. Employ your kids
I put my kids in charge of running and emptying the dishwasher. This teaches my kids to share in the responsibilities of homemaking and makes it easier for me to get things done quickly without too much hassle.
Money saving tips
I hope you enjoyed these easy time and money-saving tips. Planning ahead and stretching your food into as many meals as possible will help you save money and help you avoid wasting money on ready-made food.
Do you have any tips for saving money that you’d like to share? Leave me a comment and let me know.