SOS Mom Saver: Freezer Savings

We have a massive freezer.  This helps us save money by enabling us to stock up on good sales.  It also gives us the ability to cook things like pancakes, waffles, breads, meals, and other foods in bulk ahead of time to save us time and money later.

If your freezer isn't full, though, do you know that it can actually cost you MORE money to run it?  If you have empty space in your freezer, fill empty milk, water or juice bottles 3/4 way full with water and put them in the freezer.  This will fill the space which keeps the freezer full and costs you less to keep it cool. 

A bonus to keeping your freezer full whether with food or bottles is that your food will stay frozen longer in a power outage. 

The same principal applies to the freezer attached to your fridge AND your fridge.  The fuller it is, the less empty space there is and the less it costs to keep it cool.

What do you do to save money on or with your appliances?

1 comment:

Heather said...

I loved my stand-up freezer, but it recently stopped freezing things which is a liability in an appliance meant to do just that. We're hoping it just needs a good defrosting, but it's not looking promising. It's ten years old, so I don't know if it would be worth it to bring someone out to fix it.

I love my Kitchen Aid mixer. We use it all the time to make homemade pizza dough, which is so much cheaper than springing for take-out pizza, though we still do that occasionally. I also love our Food Saver sealer, but now that we have less freezer space, we probably won't be using that as much. In the past we'd get a very large package of pepperoni from Costco and split it up into many individual sealed bags we'd then use for our pizzas.

I'm really going to miss that freezer.