Ah yes the freedom- but wait now we have to find a job, find a place to live – all that grown up stuff sounds kind of hard. One of the first things you might have to do is set up your kitchen. We have some money-saving ideas for you.
First, raid your parent’s storage closets. I bet they have a lot of things they have been just waiting to give you.
When shopping for new equipment, think very realistically about what you will really need and make a list. It’s easy to get caught up buying all of the fun, colorful new gadgets, but will you really use them?
For example, your probably thinking that Panini machine looks pretty cool. But guess what- your Foreman grill makes a great panino and I bet you already have one.
In stocking the cupboards and refrigerator, you can save time and money later by stocking the basics.—you know things like- Sugar, salt, pepper, cooking oil, coffee or tea, dry cereal, pasta, tomato sauce, etc. etc.
In the refrigerator you will need things like milk, yogurt, butter or margarine, bread, juice, cheese, some fruit maybe. By keeping some basic at home, you don’t have to eat out every meal—especially breakfast. Now that’s a money saving idea!
Setting up your first kitchen might seem overwhelming and expensive, but our First Kitchen DVD can help. It has a whole chapter on setting up and stocking your first kitchen including handy printable lists you can take with you to the store. There is a basic equipment list plus grocery lists for stocking your cupboard and refrigerator.
This an exciting time- Good luck and Enjoy!!