How to save $1200.00 just by getting organised
Did you know the average family in Queensland throws out $678.00 worth of food per household per year – 10 per cent above the Australian Average. New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory are also wasting more than average. While South Australian households are throwing away around $517.00 – 16 per cent below the Australian average. Victorian and Tasmanian households are also wasting less than the Australian average.
Food waste is a major issue in Australia - collectively, Australians are wasting $5.2 billion worth of food each year. According to an Australia Institute survey, we are throwing out $1.1 billion worth of fresh fruit and vegetables every year. A similar amount is spent on restaurant and takeaway food that is ordered and then not eaten. A further $872.5 million worth of meat and fish is thrown away along with bread, pasta and rice valued at $570.7 million and another $512.3 million in dairy products. This is more than the amount we spend on digital equipment such as flat screen TVs.
And this is only the impact on the family budget – the benefits of reducing food waste for the environment are massive as well – less water wasted on crops, less decomposing food in landfill, and less methane gas just to mention a few!
What could you do with an extra $400.00, $600.00 or even $1200.00? Organising your pantry, fridge and freezer and getting them working in sync with a meal plan can save you that – AND support your efforts to get healthy!
One of the best organising jobs I’ve ever had, helped a family save $1200.00 a year by decluttering their pantry.
What we’ve found amongst many of our clients is they approach getting organised in the kitchen and meal planning in a way that doesn’t suit who they are and how they like to shop and cook! More often than not we are trying someone elses version – and it NEVER works because it doesn’t align to our natural inclination – especially when we’re stressed.
If you struggle to meal plan or find that you can’t stick with it, there’s a good chance that you’re not planning in line with your Meal Planning Personality. Meal planning is so much easier when you know your Meal Planning Personality because it means you know the key questions you need to ask yourself and how to set up your pantry, fridge and freezer to suit.
Want to know which personality you are? Take the quiz at http://www.therevampexperience.com.au/menu-planning-personalities.htm