The kids are going back to school very soon and now it’s time to start packing their lunches! We all probably know that we can save money by bringing our own lunch to work, school etc but did you know you can save $435 a year by switching away from using disposable lunchware such as plastic baggies and paper napkins? Yup! So instead of packing napkins and plasticware get the kids use to bringing reusable products that are easy enough to just throw back in the lunchbox and bring home. Even if your already saving on paper products by using coupons this will save you even more money and as an added benefit is you are helping the environment!
Want to see how the savings add up? The folks over at ECOlunchbox did a study in 2009, that calculated the savings for a family that had two kids and one adult packing lunch five times a week.Check out the chart below and see how this easy change can save you an additional $435 a year! Thanks to Abe’s Market for sharing this study!
Are you bringing your own lunch? How are you saving money on your lunch?