May 13, 2008

Thrifty Tip - Buying in Bulk

We all want to make the most of the money we have, especially with gas and food prices ever on the rise. Buying in bulk is a great way to cut costs on things you use all the time. However, having a larger amount of something can sometimes encourage you to use more than you normally would if it were a smaller amount to begin with. Dairy products are a good example of this, especially the five-pound blocks of cheese! When you buy the larger blocks of cheese, go ahead and slice the cheese into 1-ounce slices (or whatever amount you regularly use at a time). Portion out yogurt, Jell-O and pudding by placing it into ½ C-size small cups. Better yet, use a rounded 1/3 C instead of a ½ C for pudding and yogurt, which will make the item go farther and will not likely be noticed by family members.

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