Buy in Bulk
If you know you do a lot of baking during this season stop buying flour every week. Instead make sure you stock up when you find a good sale on flour. If you notice flour is one of those items that doesn’t go on sale at all, then consider buying the 25-pound bag of flour at your local warehouse club. We have been doing this for the past year and even though we initially thought a bag would last us forever, between pancakes, muffins and bread the bag has only lasted us three months at the most.
Buy on Sale and Freeze
I like to stock up on butter when my grocery store has it as a loss leader and I keep it in the freezer. Other things that you can buy in advance and freeze are margarine, berries, and candy coated chocolate.
Make Some of Your Own Ingredients
Learn how to make your own baking powder, powdered sugar, colored sugar, and buttermilk.
Did you know that you could reuse some of the parchment paper you use? The wax makes it easy to wipe off any leftover cookie crumbs and you can use an old paper towel tube to reroll and keep the paper for future use. You can also reuse aluminum foil. Read this article for ideas on how you can do this.
These are just some simple ideas to help you save on baking supplies. Share with us your own money saving tips in the comment section.
Originally published on CommonSensewithMoney