Ideas for reducing your grocery bill
Be savvy at the supermarket
Weekly specials at supermarkets and grocery stores can help you save money, but remember to also check the unit pricing - that's the label below the produce, which shows the price per kilogram, per litre or per item.
Additionally, generic or home brands are usually cheaper than well-known brands. Buying in bulk can also help save you money in the long run, but only if you use all the product, otherwise you may end up with food waste.
Consider how you can save money on beef, lamb and pork by choosing the right cut, and buy vegetables when they are in season. Imported vegetables usually come with a higher price tag.
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Try budget-friendly recipes
There's no shortage of easy packed-lunch ideas for school and work, as well as creative ways to enjoy leftovers.
Try these budget-friendly recipes to create hearty, filling meals. If you double the recipe, you'll have enough food for a family of four to eat the next day.
If you want to replace your take-away coffee with a home brew, find out how to make the best cup of coffee.
Use homemade cleaning products
Cleaning products can be expensive, and they are often unnecessary. You can save money with home remedies, like using vinegar and bicarbonate of soda for a wide variety of cleaning tasks across all rooms in your home.
Not only will this keep your dishwasher and microwave clean, but you’ll also get rid of soap scum and musty smells. This old-fashioned method is one of many house cleaning tips that can save you money around the home.
Choose reusable over disposable
In some circumstances, you can save money with refillable hand wash, shampoos, and cleaning products. In addition, single-use plastic straws, plates, and cutlery have been banned in Victoria with good reason. Consider using tea towels or cleaning cloths instead of paper towels, which not only saves on purchasing costs, but reduces waste too.