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Frozen money.

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scrimptosave
scrimptosave Posts: 1 Newbie
edited 6 February 2023 at 12:18PM in Old style MoneySaving
Have just done an audit of what is in my freezer and reckon that supplemented with minimum of fresh bought veg and a bit of creative thinking, enough to keep me going for weeks with minimal new spending. My January challenge is to eat that frozen money and save ££s.
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  • dealyboy
    dealyboy Posts: 1,787 Forumite
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    Welcome to the MSE forums scrimptosave  :)

    I need to do that, do I need to do that. My freezer is choc-a-bloc and a third of it is ice. Why do I keep buying more food when I've got nowhere to put it.  :/
  • tastyhog
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    Need to do this, and run down the cupboards. 

    Might do it whilst I've got asda rewards and tesco vouchers to use up. 
  • dealyboy
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    When just wait for the next cold snap and defrost it then. I did mine last month when the temps were below zero- no chance of it thawing out, out in the garden piled in grocery bags!!
    ... good thinking, only trouble is my freezer is in a shed and the control is iced up, but I could bring it indoors !  :)
    sarah1972 said:
    I have a wipeboard on my fridge with fridge & freezer contents written on, I just rub off as and when it’s used so I always know exactly what’s in both.
    ... you are so clever  :)

  • thriftytracey
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    I typed out my freezer lists and stuck them on the fridge and cross out and write on when it changes but whiteboards would be easier.  How are they attached?  I think I would need larger whiteboards as there is so much in the the two freezers.
  • MrsStepford
    MrsStepford Posts: 1,650 Forumite
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    Try Amazon for magnetic whiteboards with pens. 
  • elsien
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    dealyboy said:
    Welcome to the MSE forums scrimptosave  :)

    I need to do that, do I need to do that. My freezer is choc-a-bloc and a third of it is ice. Why do I keep buying more food when I've got nowhere to put it.  :/
    Because it’s a bargain. 😀
    Freezer Tetris is currently my daily activity of choice.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
  • sarah1972
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    I typed out my freezer lists and stuck them on the fridge and cross out and write on when it changes but whiteboards would be easier.  How are they attached?  I think I would need larger whiteboards as there is so much in the the two freezers.
    Mines a floppy magnetic one that I got from Amazon as opposed to a rigid one so it clings to the fridge perfectly x
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  • Mnoee
    Mnoee Posts: 828 Forumite
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    I keep the contents of my chest freezer in a database - it might be a bit much for some, but a spreadsheet or simple digital list would work too. If you're like me and have a tablet or phone with you most of the time, it's a free way of keeping track. I plan ahead and defrost the night before, so I update it all then. 



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