It’s been quite awhile since I did a Frugal Me Fridays post.
Between health stuff and outright laziness, I have not been keeping up with this blog like I should.
I have talked in the past about buying in bulk to save money and on freezing fruit for the same.
You need a place for that and if you want to really put stuff up, you are most likely going to need a freezer.
An upright usually costs more upfront, but it is more cost efficient to run. I find an upright to be easier when it comes to finding things.
You don’t need to buy new. Lots of times you can look in the want ads and find one. Other good places are garage sales and auctions.
Some stores have room dedicated to appliances that have been dinged or returned without the box for whatever reason. These can be a real bargain.
Even if you live in an apartment, you can have a freezer. If you have an extra bedroom(or room in yours) you can get a bigger one. Even a small freezer can save money in the long run.
I have a smaller upright. It is 4 cubic feet so not tiny, but not full size. I can fit a lot of meat and veggies in it.
If you have a lot of leftovers, freeze them for another time. My husband’s grandmother used to grill a lot of meat at a time and freeze some of it for other meals.
I like to keep the broth from when I roast chicken. I freeze it and I have chicken broth when I need it.
When bananas are on sale cause they are turning brown, I buy them for the freezer. Great for smoothies or bread. My town’s store used to give their brown bananas away free. Those were they days. I always had bananas in the freezer.
Basically if you think of it, you can freeze it. There are guidelines like freezing yeast dough means adding more yeast before freezing because some will die off. But, otherwise go for it.
Enjoy your Friday!
Jo Wake said:
Like you, I freeze a lot and often make twice as much to put some in the freezer. Haven’t seen you around for a long time. Sorry you have had health problems.
Thanks, Jo. It is nice to just take food out and heat it up sometimes. 🙂