How to store groceries, choose a watermelon, and other FOOD HACKS!

How to store groceries...Food Hacks! |

Happy Thursday, Freebs! If the carrier pigeon never delivered the message, I'm posting new videos every Thursday over on the ol' YouTube. This week's is one I filmed forever ago (…caugh…APRIL…) but just had to post because it answers so many of the grocery/food questions I've been getting lately! I walk through a grocery shopping trip, talking about what I bought, what I paid for it, why I bought it, how I plan to use it, how I plan to store the extras, and also throw in some killer food hacks like how to pick the perfect watermelon and pineapple! *breathing heavily, arms in air*

Trust me, it's good.

FIRST – subscribe to my channel and turn on my notifications, since the time of day that I post changes regularly (#LazyBloggerProbs, remember?)

NEXT – see what the hype is all about!

Watch this week's video online or click and watch below:

Hope that helps y'all!

Here are some additional tips that might help even more:

  • I continue to use Deals to Meals to see what's on sale at the stores near you, even though I can't price-match any more. You can also take advantage of their meal plans to use what you buy that week. Trust me, it's worth the $5/month by a long-shot.

How to track your grocery budget, and how much to pay for groceries each week

the easiest, simplest, and most effective way to budget EVER!

The scoop on the Walmart price-matching policy and whether it's ending or not! from

The scoop on the Walmart price-matching policy and whether it's ending or not! from

How a $1 target board can save you (literally) hundreds! From

How to store groceries...Food Hacks! |

There you go! I hope all those tips help.

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Happy food…ing!


  1. AvatarKristen Archuleta says

    If you want the best flavor for your tomatoes, store them on the counter. Once you’ve cut into a tomato, store it in the fridge – but try to use it soon.

  2. AvatarSandy says

    Hello Jordan!

    I just began (since Jan) going through this amazing journey of debt free / meal prep etc. and really want to thank you because this is changing my life!

    I’m from Panama and we may not have all the deals that one can find in the US but still pretty good.

    I do have a question, do you freeze cooked pasta? I made a big bowl of pasta salad the other day and wasn’t sure if it would come out soggy, besides I had put in cherry tomatoes…so I ended up eating it for three days!

    Thanks for your comments! Blessings!

  3. AvatarCeleste says

    Is it strange that I’m excited to get freezers and cook a lot of meals in advance? Moving into a new house soon and it will be filled with Marines and so I need something for them that is quick but also on the healthier side.

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