Like me you may be wondering exactly how you can save money by getting a freezer. Imagine by the time you finish going to the store, unpacking, cleaning, cooking, and sitting down to eat… you may not feel like it. One thing I’ve always found useful in situations like this, is meal prepping. You can learn more by reading all about it in this post, Save Money by Weekly Meal Prepping. For now, we’ll discuss saving money by, you guessed it… getting a freezer. A separate freezer can be closed more of the time. Provided that is the case, you’re saving energy by your freezer not having refreeze after being opened. Furthermore, a separate freezer will save money by giving you the extra space to keep your prepped meals at optimal storage temperatures. In addition, being able to store products longer enables you to buy more at one time.
Energy efficient freezers will save the most
Bulk products like frozen fruits, vegetables, fish, and meats, can all be stored frozen for a long time. Frozen products share similar nutritional profiles to their fresh counterparts. Although a new freezer will require additional electrical use, you can save on electric costs as well. By using updated energy efficient appliances like the ones below, you can ensure you’re minimizing electrical use. Similarly, be sure to check out our tip on how to Save Money by Unplugging Unused Electronics.
Other ways to save money by getting a freezer
Having a separate freezer will allow you to cash in on more store bargains. Most grocers will mark down food considerably once they get close to their “Sell By” dates, especially meats. Most people can’t benefit from these flash sales because they won’t be able to use the products in time to enjoy them at their freshest. Once you freeze a product, it virtually ‘freezes’ it’s expiration date enabling it to stay fresh until use. Just be sure to use it immediately after thawing. Similarly, freeze your home grown garden gains, catches of the day, or hunting spoils to keep as fresh as the day you got them. In conclusion, despite the rising cost of food, a separate freezer will certainly save you money in the long run.