Saturday, February 7, 2009

Frugal February Tip #6

Tip #6 - Pack your lunch. Again, this may seem obvious to some, but it really does save! If you spend $5 a day on lunch that's $25/week, and $1250 a year! If you cut back to only eating out once a week you'd only spend $250/year...a thousand dollars in saving and still enjoying a lunch out.

If you don't have time in the morning to pack, then pack it the night before. Still not enough time? Take some time on Sunday to put together 5 lunches. Then you just have to toss them into your lunch bag (which should be reusable, and not paper) and you are good to go. You can make sandwiches and wraps, or make extra for dinner and eat leftovers. Toss in a piece of fruit or carrots, maybe some yogurt or string/cottage cheese and you have yourself a lunch!

Bonus: Pack a snack also, so you can avoid spending money on vending machines. Almonds or other nuts are great fillers.

2 comments:

Frugal Dreamer said...

This is the tip of all tips!!

I has saved me hundreds! :)

Frugal Dreamer said...

IT has* sheesh! :p