Buy a Freezer and Save Money
THIS is possibly the best money-saving purchase I’ve ever made. In fact, it pays for itself. Let me explain…
When I bought my family home in 2013, the integrated fridge-freezer wasn’t big enough. But rather than ripping apart our kitchen to install one of those huge American-style appliances, I went for a cheaper option. And, boy, what a good move that was.
Ladies and gentlemen, may I present the Beko Chest Freezer Model CF1300AP.
A family freezer equals cold hard cash
This beast cost under £300 (roughly $470) and it has paid me and my family back handsomely.
It sits in our garage and thanks to it we are eating better and living better.
In the old days we would pay full price for everything in the supermarket. Even if we saw a good deal on food, we’d usually have to ignore it because we had nowhere to store those tasty treats.
Well, not any more. These days my wife and I fill the trolley with products which are close to their sell-by date and have been put in the clearance section.
With a chest freezer, the supermarkets are a bargain-hunters’ paradise.
Earn some bread
I NEVER buy bread at full-price now. Every loaf is half-price or better. Sometimes they are pennies. I reckon the saving on bakery items alone has covered the cost of the freezer.
Then there’s all the expensive stuff that I never used to be able to afford. Succulent steaks and other mouth-watering meats are no longer just rare treats, now they are regular visitors in the MyRichFuture household.
Bulk up your bank balance
We’re also benefiting by cooking in bulk – something we never did before.
Every meal we prepare in batches and freeze, and this saves us money as well as energy costs.
If the oven is on, it’s being used efficiently, cooking several dishes at once, rather than just a single dish.
This also means as a family we are eating more healthy home-cooked meals.
Join the ice age
If you have the space for a bigger freezer, I can’t recommend one enough.
The only thing to bear in mind is if you’re planning on keeping it in a garage. Some freezers can’t handle the temperature changes of winter and summer, so look for a manufacturer who guarantee their products for garage use.