BUY JUST ENOUGH
Buy enough groceries for a few days, not the whole week (most perishable food will last just a week). Try to buy what’s in season. If you keep track of what you’re buying and throwing away, you should have a good idea of what amount to buy. Buying more than this usually means excess spending on excess food that spoils and ends up in the bin.
If you do want to buy extra food ‘just in case’, it would be better to get items with a long shelf-life like dry grains or meat you can freeze.
BE SMART WITH PROMOS
Find an attractive deal at the store? No, don’t skip it.
But if you’re already getting that 2-for-1 batch of grapes, you may want to consider skipping those full-price oranges which are already on your grocery list. This way, you’ll actually get a great deal on grapes rather than spend extra on fruit that you end up throwing away.
HANDLE WITH CARE
Be careful when choosing produce. Aggressive prodding and squeezing may bruise or otherwise damage the food, making it impossible to sell.
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