Posts Tagged: grocery shopping

Sustainable Living: Shopping Bulk with Reusable Containers
Sustainable Living: Shopping Bulk with Reusable Containers

Sustainable Living: Shopping Bulk with Reusable Containers

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Sustainable Living series, we look at how tenants and homeowners are changing their apartments to be more sustainable. Bulk items, such as loose oats and nuts, are often packaged in thin single-user plastic. Like all plastics, this packaging is not biodegradable and usually takes 400 years or more to break down. Additionally, plastics…
Four Easy Summer Meals That Fit Your Grocery Budget
Four Easy Summer Meals That Fit Your Grocery Budget

Four Easy Summer Meals That Fit Your Grocery Budget

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Everyone has recurring fixed expenses in their budget, especially first-time apartment dwellers learning to balance life costs. Among these costs, keeping track of food can be tricky. It’s tempting to save time and order delivery or takeout, but that’s always more expensive than using your groceries to make a home-cooked meal. Yes, food is a…
Three Easy, Safe Ways To Get Groceries During COVID-19
Three Easy, Safe Ways To Get Groceries During COVID-19

Three Easy, Safe Ways To Get Groceries During COVID-19

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended everyday life. As people follow shelter-in-place orders and stay inside their apartments, once-thriving cultural institutions such as bars, restaurants, venues, and other entertainment spots have shuttered their doors (and some of these spaces may never reopen). Essential businesses, on the other hand, have remained open, but their inner workings and…
Saving for a Vacation? Money-Back Apps Can Help
Saving for a Vacation? Money-Back Apps Can Help

Saving for a Vacation? Money-Back Apps Can Help

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By now, you’ve surely heard that there are programs that help you make money back on things you purchase every day. If you haven’t… BIG NEWS! Today, there are a handful of apps that pay you for sharing purchases or for purchasing certain brands during a given time. If you’re looking to boost your vacation…
Finding the Humor in Living on Your Own
Finding the Humor in Living on Your Own

Finding the Humor in Living on Your Own

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We like to look at moving out of the house and into our first apartment as a true signal of adulthood. Living on your own means you’re a responsible, capable adult. But just because we think of ourselves that way doesn’t mean that we always act that way. Even adults do stupid things or make…
Your First Grocery Store Trip Checklist
Your First Grocery Store Trip Checklist

Your First Grocery Store Trip Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
MFA has written fantastic posts in the past about what to get on your first grocery store trip and how to stock your pantry, but I’ve always found it helpful to have multiple lists to look over, so for your viewing pleasure, I present to you a list of everything I bought on my first grocery trip…
Grocery Coupons and Sales: Are You Really Saving Money?
Grocery Coupons and Sales: Are You Really Saving Money?

Grocery Coupons and Sales: Are You Really Saving Money?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Shopping sales and using coupons are a great ways to save money, but only if you’re using them the right way. If you’re not, they can actually end up costing you a lot more. This is especially true if you are just learning to shop for one person. The tips here are focuses on grocery…
Four Expense Splitting Apps To Make Collecting Bills A Snap
Four Expense Splitting Apps To Make Collecting Bills A Snap

Four Expense Splitting Apps To Make Collecting Bills A Snap

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Living with roommates is a fact of life for most of us. That means the occasional headaches, like divvying up utilities, calculating rent portions, and incessant communication are also a part of our daily lives, for better or for worse. Expense splitting apps are making that less of a headache, thank the stars. From easily…
How Meal Prep Can Save You Serious $$$
How Meal Prep Can Save You Serious $$$

How Meal Prep Can Save You Serious $$$

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Saving up for a big vacation? Saving to move out? Saving for a new car? Unfortunately, money doesn’t exactly grow on trees. But, what if I told you that you have more money than you ever imagined? The key to unlock some extra cash? MEAL PREP!  Now, I know you’ve heard about meal prep from…
$5 Meals: Pinto Beans & Andouille Sausage
$5 Meals: Pinto Beans & Andouille Sausage

$5 Meals: Pinto Beans & Andouille Sausage

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Pinto beans, rice, and Andouille sausage is one of the most delicious, healthy $5 meals  you can make! Dried pinto beans are a staple of the bare cupboard. How many times have you gone into the kitchen, pilfered through the cabinets and thought, “There’s nothing to eat!”, despite seeing copious mason jars, ZipLoc Bags, and…