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Food Storage & Saving Money on Groceries (Frugal Friday)
Posted By Jessica Fisher On May 19, 2011 @ 7:48 pm In Budget Living,Eat Well Spend Less,Frugal Friday | 28 Comments
Years ago I had shopped and shopped, scrimped and saved to fill my freezer with all kinds of great deals. Imagine my horror when I found out that we’d had an electric failure and everything in the freezer was ruined! I sobbed.
While I didn’t lose that much actual money, I had probably only spent about $50 total, it was hours of coupon clipping and deal finding that had gone into that beautiful stockpile of food. And if I had replaced everything at full price, I would have easily paid several hundred dollars to do so.
Since that fateful day, I’ve invested in a freezer alarm  that will sound quite loudly if the temperature gets anywhere close to an unsafe level in our freezer. It was a $10 investment that gives me peace of mind and is insurance against losing all the freezer meals that I’ve diligently prepared and saved for the coming weeks.
That freezer melt-down taught me some very valuable lessons.
Last month some fantabulous bloggers and I brought you a series on how to eat well and save money on groceries . We’re back this week with the low-down on all kinds of food storage tips and tricks.
These are smart cookies, these ladies, so I highly suggest checking out the wealth of ideas and good eating inspirations. Not only will you eat well, but you’ll spend less .
Now, it’s your turn.
Post your money saving idea in the comments or link up your post in the linky below.
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 invested in a freezer alarm: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/01/a-freezer-alarm-could-save-your-bacon.html
 a series on how to eat well and save money on groceries: http://lifeasmom.com/category/eat-well-spend-less
 why a tidy pantry can save you money: http://lifeasmom.com/2011/05/keep-a-tidy-pantry-to-save-money.html
 tips for giving yours a major overhaul: http://www.goodlifeeats.com/2011/05/eat-well-spend-less-organization-pantry-makeover.html
 long-term storage tips: http://www.simplebites.net/eat-well-spend-less-how-to-store-pantry-food-for-maximum-shelf-life/
 survived without a deep freeze: http://denverbargains.com/2011/05/eat-well-spend-less-life-without-a-deep-freezer/
 tips and tricks to an organized pantry: http://food.yourway.net/eat-well-spend-less-the-power-of-an-organized-pantry/
 makes a small kitchen work for her: http://foodformyfamily.com/the-kitchen-sink/eat-well-spend-less-limiting-food-storage
 storing your bulk Costco purchases: http://www.tammysrecipes.com/how_to_store_food_from_costco
 unusual storage methods: http://www.kitchenstewardship.com/2011/05/17/eat-well-spend-less-unusual-frugal-storage-methods/
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