Food costs keep rising and most families are feeling the pinch. Here are some tips to get started slashing your grocery bill:

Menu Planning

Planning your menu in advance allows you to take your shopping list and locate the best deals on the items you need, instead of paying full price the day you need it.

Buying in Bulk

Buying in bulk is a great way to save money at the grocery store. There are several ways to properly store the leftovers in the fridge or freezer for later use. Your Durham Mover can help you find stores that will sell larger quantities at a good price.

Make a Budget

Make a food budget and stick to it. It seems simple but so many people have a problem sticking to it.

Don’t Buy Convenience Foods

Don’t buy premade what you can easily make yourself. This is a tough one for busy families, but you’ll find once you start doing it, it doesn’t feel like you are spending any extra time at all.

Buy Generic

Buy generic when possible or a brand you don’t normally use if it’s on sale. Brand loyalty is fine but you may find there isn’t a lot of difference once you try another.

Shop the Clearance Aisle

Don’t be afraid of the clearance or manager special items at the grocery store.


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