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Saving time and money

The average Victorian household wastes $2,200 worth of food every year – that’s enough to buy a new television and laptop.

You’ll be surprised how easy it is to save money. Here are some simple things you can do to start saving today:

Check the date. Take control of different date labels and plan to use up items that are nearing use by dates

Plan your meals. Check your cupboards, write a list, take it to the shops

Store your food the right way to keep it fresher for longer. Apples go in the fridge, potatoes in a cool dark place, and store bread in the cupboard or freezer. For more tips and tricks, check out our storage dos and don'ts.

Do you make too much food? Read your packaging for advice about how to get your portion sizes right. Last night's leftovers and today’s forgotten foods could be tonight’s feast. Check out our recipes for great ideas to use up any extra food.

Use the freezer – if you’ve got too much freeze it for later! You’ll be surprised at how many foods you can freeze 

Love your food

Victoria throws out $437 million worth of take away food per year.