5 Ways to Save Time and Money in the Kitchen

By Shannon Gurnee
In Kitchen Products
June 23, 2016

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I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. I also spend a lot of money on things for the kitchen, including food and household supplies. With a family of 8, that cost can add up pretty dang quick – both in money and time. As a mom of 6 who also works from home, I need to save time and money in the kitchen whenever possible. Check out these 5 Ways to Save Time and Money in the Kitchen.

5 Ways to Save Time and Money in the Kitchen

1 – Use a strong trash bag in your kitchen. I love to use Hefty Ultra Strong trash bags in our kitchen. I like that I don’t have to worry about carrying the bag out and my trash bag easily tearing or breaking. I also love that they smell good! My favorite scent is Citrus Twist! Hefty Ultra Strong bags are an outstanding quality at a new, lower price. You can find them at Walmart and Target.

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2 – Stock up during sales. One thing I don’t like to do is run out of things in our home. I feel so much better knowing there is a back-up in case we run out. With 6 kids in the house, we have to have extras of most things because I often don’t discover we’re out of something until I go to reach for it and it’s empty. During sales, I like to stock up – especially on canned items, pastas and household supplies.

3 – Use coupons. It’s amazing how much money you can save on everyday items with coupons and apps. Be sure to sign up for your local store’s app because often times there are extra coupons and rebates available for your purchases. Some even have apps with a feature where you can scan the code or item and see if there is coupon or rebate for it. I also like to clip coupons from our Sunday paper or print them from Coupon sites online.

4 – Date your freezer items and leftovers in the fridge. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve thrown away leftovers because I just can’t remember when I made it or how many days it’s been. What I like to do now is write with permanent marker on the freezer bags for the meats and then make a note in my phone for the leftovers so I know how long they are good for.

5 – Organize your kitchen. How many times have you gone to look for something, but have to move a lot of stuff out of the way to find it? I know I do it more often than not. A great way to solve this issue is by organizing your kitchen. Keep foods together (i.e. soups together, canned vegetables together, paper supplies together). Since we didn’t have enough cupboard space, we even added shelving units in our kitchen, which helped organize it more.

How do you save time and money in your kitchen?

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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  2. Sarah L says:

    I always have a list on the fridge and add to it when I use the next-to-last of anything.

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