We all want to save money and for a lot of us our grocery bill is the one area that we have trouble cutting expenses on. As moms, sometimes we have to get really creative with the ways we’re saving and this tip is right up there with the sneakiest of the sneaky. I’ve used it in my own home for many, many years and know what? To this day? My Emma STILL doesn’t know! I told you! It’s sneaky!
What did you pay for your last gallon of milk? Me personally, it was somewhere in the neighborhood of $2.98 and if your family is anything like mine? You go through a lot of milk. We go through around 2 gallons per week. At $2.98 each, that’s around $24.00 per month of my grocery budget just spent on milk. When you’ve got a small grocery budget, that $24.00 could easily be half of your grocery budget each week and that $24 per month? Adds up to almost $300.00 per year.
That’s where this trick comes into play. Ready?
No don’t get me wrong. I’m not suggesting that you serve ONLY powdered milk to your family. In fact? Please don’t. That stuff tastes horrid by itself. Instead, the next time you empty a gallon of milk, rinse it well and save the container. Then, when you buy a new gallon, pour half of it off into the container that you saved. Mix up some powdered milk and use it to fill up the rest of the (2) gallons.
Shake well and voila!
You now have two gallons of milk for just a bit over the cost of one and trust me…your family will NEVER know the difference!
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