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LostInThought

4/21/2013 4:53:03 PM
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First Homeowner, single bachelor, can't cook, and am a scrooge, please help!!!

Howdy Ebrandon! I am getting my first place and as the title shows I am not very experienced at preparing meals, shopping for food, couponing, or anything plus I am very stingy so I want to live as cheap as possible. Please help me out by giving me shopping advice, cooking advice, great recipes for supper, baking, and other household tips to save money. Thanks a bundle! I am sure lots of other people would appreciate the wealth of knowledge out there.

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axana596

4/21/2013 5:00:26 PM
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tips

1) cook everything from scratch. pre-packaged is more expensive. so... get learning it doesnt need to be complicated to be healthy. if you want recipes, send me a message, i'll send some easy ones.  
2) buy in large quantities and seldom. Many little trips to the store make for more impulse-purchases and fewer savings.  
3) unless you spend hours at it, couponing does not save too much money here in Canada, and sometimes encourages people to buy items they normally wouldn't.  
4) believe it or not, eating lots of veggies is healthy and cheap. Meat costs so choose your meat carefully and sparingly.

traveller

4/21/2013 5:03:39 PM
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:)

lol, where to start, if your cheap stay away from anything in a box and the less processed the cheaper, even down to carrots. google recipes (or there are some one here) but stews and spaghetti sauces are the easiest to start with, i find super store to be the cheapest and i stock up when stuffs on sale, baking not that hard either but for baking you have to follow the recipe closely , basically tho, like everything, you have to be willing to try and learn by your mistakes

Pet

4/21/2013 5:30:44 PM
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A slow cooker will be your best friend! Can easily freeze leftovers into serving sizes. Superstore and Stan's will probably be the cheaper places in town for groceries. Do some planning. decide on a few things you can make during the week, and create your shopping list. try to stick to it, so you make less impulsive choices. Stick to recipes to start with. Once you get a little more confident in the kitchen, experiment a little with adding/substitutions.

J1

4/21/2013 5:37:12 PM
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Jun 2006
Total posts:66
Nuthin' wrong with a little scrooge :)

I find a couple of things help out when shopping.  
 
1. A Budget - Easiest way I found to do this was try for the next 3-4 groccery trips to be frugle, only buy what you need to and keep the receipts. This will give you an idea of how much $$ you are going to spend on average and where the big ticket items are that you might be able to switch for something else.  
 
2. Flyers - a lot of times stores will put out "lost leaders" in their flyers that are items on for really good prices. They are just meant to get you in the door so you will spend on other things but sometimes you can stock up on a couple of them and save you $$ next trip.  
You can also see if a different store is having a sale on a couple things that you need.  
 
3. Pricing - This is key, now I've noticed that some stores price their meats in lbs others in kg, so when you see a good price you might think jeesh, that's a $1.00 less than what I paid at the other store. Once you do the conversion you realize that it's not such a good deal. Meats and Produce seem to be the big ones here that can catch people up.  
 
4. Remember the Price - Another thing I do is try and keep a mental note or a paper record of what the sale prices are for meats and produce that I buy regularly. If say chicken breasts go on sale for $3.00/lb I will buy extra and freeze them. (Oh yeah a small freazer is golden) Bulk items like that will also save you money. Like a box of chicken breasts will be closer to $3.00/lb and the packaged stuff is closer to $6.00/lb.  
Honestly for most meats I try and stay around the $3.00/lb mark or I don't buy it.  
 
5. No Name is your friend - Despite what some people say there are nothing wrong with the generic versions of products offered by superstore or walmart. In fact they have done blind taste tests on multiple products like ketchup, mustard, soda pop, etc and Superstores No Name brand seems to come up a winner more often than not.  
 
6. Coupons - Heh if you have them, use them. Nothing like getting a little discount from the manufacturer.  
 
7. Meal Plan - I also find this effective. What we do is have specific days for foods like Monday is ground beef day, Tuesday is Pork day, etc. Now we don't specifically plan what we are going to eat, just that on Monday we are going to use ground beef. So that might be burgers, spagetti, chilli, etc. But I know how much ground beef to buy each time, I know what other condiments I'm going to need to make these options and I'm not stuck eating the same thing for days on end. Works great for busy students or families as it takes some of the guesswork out of "what's for dinner?"  
 
8. The last thing I'll suggest is a app for your mobile phone or your computer. There are some good apps that will track what you have on hand, what price you paid last time, and give you ideas as to what you can make given the foods you already have in the kitchen. I've tried a couple different ones (Some are better than others) but it doesn't hurt to take a look.  
 
Good Luck !!

Desirae

4/21/2013 5:49:44 PM
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Jan 2013
Total posts:26
you need

a friend! whether it be a puppy, a kitty, or a girl lol.  
Also, as a home is gonna be one of your biggest finances.. do NOT let yourself get caught up in bills, you'll end up having no life and working 24/7. So my advice is.. get a pet or a girlfriend, pay your bills, and always have fruit in the fridge! go vegetarian if you have it in you. meat causes disease and makes people fat and its expensive.

braid

4/21/2013 6:13:10 PM
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Apr 2010
Total posts:5335
lol

Kitty, puppy & girls are expensive....lol ....veggies can be too. Slow cooker..good recipes and the freezer of your fridge are your friends. Cook a roast, slice it up & freeze a bunch.Follow the recipe...cooking isn't that hard. Good luck.

A.G.

4/21/2013 6:26:00 PM
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Jan 2010
Total posts:1941
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-Check flyers if you get them...sales usually start on Fridays till the next Thursday. Or if you don't get flyers you can look then up online. And sign up for your fave grocery stores/ stores email as you will get coupons or news on sales  
 
- Sign up for each stores card (to get points) and air miles and aeroplan  
 
- Crock pots are awesome!  
- Look up recipes here on ebrandon (tab at top) and most men don't go on Pinterest but there's a ton of recipes on there!  
 
- Costco is great for big bulk things like : Tylenol, Advil, Toilet Paper, Paper Towel, etc!!! So if you buy those things in bulk you won't have to buy them for a long time  
 
- I recently had to switch to Superstore pharmacy and you get gift cards and Superbucks ( kinda like Canadian Tire money) for prescriptions. It's nice to get $10-40 in gift cards Everytime you pick up your prescription plus Superbucks  
 

KalikaMarie

4/21/2013 6:36:23 PM
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Jan 2009
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As a few people have already said: pay attention to the flyers.  
 
Co-Op has a 'warehouse' sale once a month which usually offers great deals. They also have a '10 for $10 sale'. Again, great deals.  
 
Sobeys is having a BOGO (buy one get one) sale right now. They also have 'dollar days'.  
 
Always pay attention to prices. And also realize that the store brand is usually (but not always) cheaper.  
 
Good luck and have fun

lovemystery

4/21/2013 6:43:43 PM
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Nov 2012
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I'm all for saving money, but I think if you loosen up the pocketstrings a little a whole new world could evolve for you!

Brenda

4/21/2013 6:47:07 PM
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as for your home

get a water saver toilet, if that is too pricey, you can get a water saver toilet kit from Cdn. Tire.

sammy

4/21/2013 6:54:05 PM
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Sep 2010
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always forget to put a title...

Here's a thread I started about coupons. Read it all and if you have any questions don't be afraid to ask. I don't spend hours on it but it can be time consuming and I save a lot throughout the course of a year. If I can save $10-$30 a shopping trip, it's worth it to me! If you have facebook, I'll give you some good coupon pages to follow.  
 
http://www.ebrandon.ca/messagethread.aspx?message_id=727874&cat_id=24  
 
Invest in a slow cooker. This way,even the cheapest cut of meats will turn out tender and taste good. I am a big fan of slow cookers and you can basically cook anything in them. Check out pinterest for great slow cooker recipes and ideas. You can also spend a few hours on one day and get recipes ready for the slow cooker and throw everything in freezer bags so that making supper becomes a breeze. I don't do this yet but plan on it eventually lol. I don't make a lot from scratch because usually with coupons I can get most of it cheaper but it would be healthier to make from scratch.  
 
I flyer shop and am always amazed that people say superstore is cheap. I do the bulk of my shopping at walmart and sobeys with the odd shop at co op and giant tiger. Walmart is great at taking coupons so I usually do the most of my couponing there. Learn about scop(scanning code of practice) and price matching and you can do most of your shopping at one store and still get the best deals.  
 
Good Luck!!

Oddly enough

4/21/2013 7:30:59 PM
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Mar 2012
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Frugal

Learn to be frugal not cheap. Cheap will bite you in the butt every time!

crunchy1885

4/21/2013 8:03:51 PM
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Jul 2009
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yes!

These ideas are all awesome. Me and my boyfriend cook from scratch EVERY day. We love it! So maybe a girlfriend would be a good idea for you some examples: we each fresh veggies with every meal. You can do them raw, steamed, BBQ, we especially love baked broccoli with garlic. Leftover veggies before they go bad go into soups, pasta sauce, kabobs, etc. Pasta goes a long way and you can freeze it and keep it in the fridge once cooked. Bulk barn is great for different pastas, soup bases, and breakfast food like oatmeal. They also have spices which are SOOOOO much cheaper than buying them at any other store! (I am trying to use paragraphs but can't find the return key on the phone). Today we had homemade waffles with fruit and yogurt, then avocado egg salad sandwiches for lunch, and udon soup for supper. I even made some fat free banana muffins which probably cost $2 (I had all the ingredients already so not sure how much I paid). We also love our crock pot. We make chili, stew, roasts, ham, so much stuff in it. We also love salmon and asparagus, rice is cheap when you buy it at bulk barn too and you can cover it in mushroom soup and try so many things with it. We try so many awesome things and we spent $175 this weekend and that will last us quite a few weeks and that included $30 of chicken. We shop wherever sales are but also use coupons and club cards. If you have an iPhone download Checkout 51 for extra savings! We don't NEED to use coupons or be cheap but it's nice to have extra money to save for something else (we put extra money in a jar for a hot vacation next year so it will feel like it's free). Coupons are easy to find for cleaning supplies etc. print them online and coop doubles them on Wednesdays. Sorry this message is all over the place but it's hard on a phone lol

mikestang

4/21/2013 8:44:16 PM
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Jun 2007
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co-op

As stated above, Co-op 10 for $10. Ten bags of perogies, $10! Unless you're a big eater, a bag should make at least two meals. That's 50 cents a meal. BAM!

oldcowgirl

4/21/2013 9:25:16 PM
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Nov 2010
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hamburger suggestion

Buy your hamburger in quantity and cook it all up at once. Freeze cooked hamburger in containers in a usable amount or I will freeze in one large container as it breaks up fairly easy and use as needed in chile, casseroles or soups.  
 
A simple soup recipe can be made with the box broths. Add some water to make a bigger batch add some pearl or pot barley 2 - 4 tablespoons (if you like it) and simmer for an hour till barley starts to soften if not a fan of barley skip it or you could use macaroni and add the vegetables you like fresh I add carrots, turnips, celery, onions tomatoes fresh or canned or bag frozen veggies and seasoning like pepper, blackened seasoning, Italian seasoning or some onion soup mix. Watch the salt as some soup brands are fairly high in salt. Always take a taste before adding salt. Add some cooked hamburger with beef broth or some cooked chicken with chicken broth and simmer for another half hour or until vegetables are tender and are ready for eating but will taste better if it sits longer. Soup always tastes better the next day after the vegetables have soaked up the flavors.  
 
Bulk barn is great for buying things like spices, soup mixes, barley for soups in small amounts until you find out the things you like and then purchase in larger amounts.  
 
Living on your own most casseroles make a large amount so freeze 1/2 so you don't get tired of it and then you have some for a later date great for when you are rushed or late getting home.  
 
If you buy pork chops or chicken pieces in bulk when they are on sale repackage them in the individual portion bags and freeze them then you can use the quantities you need.  
 
George Forman grills come on sale fairly cheap and they work great for grilling chicken, sausages, burgers and sandwiches.  
 
Check the ebrandon dining section as well as web as there are lots of sites out there with easy recipes. If you have a meal at someone's place that you like ask them for the recipe or how they make it as most people take it as a compliment that you like it enough to ask for the recipe.  
 
 
 
Edited by oldcowgirl, 2013-04-21 21:37:14

AndreaD.

4/21/2013 10:06:59 PM
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Dec 2011
Total posts:659
frugal....

Get a slow cooker. Get the book "fix it and forget it. Slowcooker recipes. 5 ingredients or less" Awesome book, easy step by step and inexpensive. Throw everything in crockpot and ready when you get home. Easy. Oh yeah, get a programable crockpot, one that will automatically go into kerp warm mode rather than cooking your food to a crisp. Do not by second hand on this. A decent crockpot is about $40 for a basic one that automatically goes into warm or turns off.  
The book, you can probably find at value village for cheap.  
Get a deep freeze. Buy meat in club pack/bulk. Cheap cut roast awesome in a slowcooker, so tender it will come apart with a fork.  
Buy bread from mcgavin's bread basket from the clearance rack. Store extras in freezer, take out one or two loaves at a time and store in fridge. You can get bread, buns, tortillas, pitas and even cookies on the clearance rack.  
Buy veggies on sale. Most can be frozen after being washed and chopped. Throw in containers or freezer bags and into the deep freeze. Or since you are single, frozen mixed veggies.  
Buy staples such as rice, spaghetti, pasta sauce, frozen veggies, fresh onions and garlic.  
Make extra at dinner for lunch the next day.  
 
Homecare, get a programmable thermostate. Get lowflush toliets or kit. Seal any gaps with caulking. Keep your wooden exterior doorframes/windowframes painted (about every 2-3 years). It takes about 15 minutes and will save you having to replace split frames. Get a good home repair manual. Recommend reader's digest or home depot home repair manuals. You may find second hand, but worth the $50.  
If you have a yard, get a shed if you don't already have one or a garage. You need somewhere to store yard tools.  
Get a basic home tool kit, mutli screwdriver, hammer, pliers, tape measure, monkey wrench, duct tape, electrical tape, teflon tape and of course a tool box or tool bag to store them in. A decent studfinder and polyfill are also a good idea as well as an kit of assorted sized screws, nails and anchors. I prefer metal anchors.  
Splerge on led lightbulbs when they are on sale. Worth the investment.  
Get a decent vacum and a swiffer wetjet. You are a guy, go with the swiffer wetjet, no cleanup. Easy.  
Do not get a pet unless you are lonely and are home lots. Do not get a girlfriend unless you are willing to stake half your belongings. Six months in your house, she is entitled to half. On the other hand, if you issue her rent checks, she is a renter and you will cover your butt. Good to note for any homeowner, not just guys.  
Get a calendar and write your monthly bills in the margine. Write on the days when mortgage, etc. Is automatically coming out of your account. Keep it somewhere you will see it lots but not the whole world will. The kitchen is a good spot. It will help you keep budget in perspective.  
If you have any goals, vacation, home repair, etc. Keep a picture or some kind of visual reminder on your fridge or where you will be reminded of your goals.  
Wrote your shopping list out and stay to perimeter of store as much as possible, that is where the healthiest foods are.  
The rest you will learn as you go.  
Congradulations on your home. Oh yeah, make it a home, not just a place you live.

sammy

4/21/2013 10:16:16 PM
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Sep 2010
Total posts:8038
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Just my own personal preference but bread in the fridge is gross lol. It's hard and stale. I freeze all our bread and take out what we need. I mic it for a few seconds at a time until its soft. It tastes much fresher this way and we never have moldy or dried out bread.  
 
Buying meat in bulk and packaging it in good freezer bags(not from dollar store!!) is less money than buying individually packaged meat. I am hoping to invest in one of those things that package your food by sucking out the air(i'm blanking on the name...)

Larry Kolody

4/21/2013 10:20:17 PM
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Jul 2010
Total posts:90
frugal

Hi sometimes when I go grocery shopping when they have 10% I also coupons with that if they are the items I buy. Another thing I do is points airmiles. shoppers drug mart points, try to go shopping when they have extra points they add up and you would get free stuff when you cash them in at the store. Sobey's also has points to.To pay for your house ,car & life insurance if you have instead of paying every month put some money away every month and pay it once a year you don't save much but you do save a little

CorvidDreamer

4/21/2013 10:24:00 PM
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Invest in quality appliances. They will save you in energy costs. As you can see from everything being suggested here, a freezer should be included in those appliances. It will save you time, money and with a decent microwave for re-heating, in the long run is a great convenience...

shortv83

4/21/2013 10:56:47 PM
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Jan 2011
Total posts:32
cooking tips..

get this betty crocker cookbook from walmart it gives you all the recipes you can think of plus how to can beets,pickles, etc.. ..what spices are used where.. how to bake bread ..amazing i love it..getting a pet is expensive.. not to mention vet bills but, it can be worth it if you are an animal lover.. my basset hound drives me nuts but love him to pieces..sheds so much hair an likes to run away every chance he can get.. anyways any questions email...

JustanotherNobody

4/21/2013 11:29:35 PM
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Have a heart to heart with your Dad

Explain to your father that he needs some alone time so he can revisit his bachelor days. And then Ask your mother to move in with you

Tamara79

4/22/2013 12:42:07 AM
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Total posts:2049
bulk

If you can, invest in a freezer. If you can't, don't let that turn you off of buying in bulk, I have 6 in my family and I buy bulk without a deep freezer.  
 
Buy everything you possibly can in bulk. Don't think because you're single you should be buying 'single' sized. Learn to divide. Yes the sticker price on the bigger packages are a lot more, but when you divide and compare to smaller packages, usually you find you pay less. Pastas, rice, anything in the fridge that you regularily eat, cereals, bread, and especially MEAT. Buy meat in bulk and divide into single sized portions and freeze.  
 
Learn your prices and your stores. Like Sammy, I also do not find superstore cheap at all. I buy the majority of my groceries at Sobeys then Walmart and sometimes Giant Tiger for the rest.  
 
Buy spices, everything tastes better when you use spices. Garlic is your best friend.

Lisa

4/22/2013 8:34:18 AM
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Dec 2009
Total posts:572
Costco

We are a family of 4 and still find that Costco size packages are too big for us but the prices are impossible to pass up. Recently we have teamed up with a few of our friends and have begun splitting produce between us. Buy a large bag of Broccoli florets and split it in half or a large bag of oranges.  
 
When it comes to saving money the most important thing to remember is that it is only a bargain if it gets eaten. Be realistic in how much you can eat of one thing before it goes bad/stale.

Dr.Who

4/22/2013 9:28:17 AM
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Jun 2011
Total posts:1608
K.I.S.S.

Keep it simple. Buy some everyday cook books that have simple recipes in them. Canadian Living has some of the best out there. Also get the Fanny Farmer cookbook. It is available on Amazon for $25.  
Buy a freezer and and vacuum sealer and buy stuff in bulk. Cook in bulk and freeze individual servings so that you can [pull it out of the freezer and have a quick meal.  
Most of all avoid fast food joints.

Micker&Mermaid

4/22/2013 9:52:23 AM
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Mar 2012
Total posts:42
Checkout 51

Digital couponing! Download the app, buy products the app has coupons for that you like, upload receipt, get a cheque for every 20$ you redeem!

NA

4/22/2013 9:59:01 AM
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Apr 2011
Total posts:143
Slowcook almost everything.

Start your shopping at Giant Tiger and Dollar stores (one by Walmart or across from SuperStore are great). Go to Walmart for whatever else you need.  
 
Buying bulk on non-perishables is fine but don't buy more food then you can reasonably consume in a 2 week period.  
 
Easy meal example...1. Put frozen beef roast in slowcooker 2. add 1 inch of water 3. add 1 can of chunky beef soup and some spices if u'd like 4. cook on high for 8 hrs. Prep it in the morning and will be ready when you get home from work.  
 
Discipline when you're snacky. Have crackers or nuts or something around so you don't run out and buy garbage at Sev or Mc Dumpster.  
 
Living by yourself is empowering. You'll learn...we all did.  
 
Just remember...nobody's good at anything the first time. Expect to make mistakes.

Tarry

4/22/2013 11:07:14 AM
Member since:
Feb 2011
Total posts:1486
Cooking

Wow, there are some excellent ideas here. Agree with a slowcooker and I love my George Foreman grill too.  
 
There are some great recipe sites out there too like www.food.com and www.allrecipes.com, www.pinterest.com, etc.  
 
This one is good too as you can type in 3 ingredients you have on hand and it'll find you some recipes.  
 
http://www.kraftcanada.com/en/recipes/main.aspx?cm_mmc=srch-_-YaBing-_-Kraft-Branded-EN-_-kraft-recipes  
 
You never know, you might be a budding chef!

traveller

4/22/2013 11:29:07 AM
Member since:
Jun 2007
Total posts:8911
>:

  
AndreaD. said "Get a slow cooker. Get the book "fix it and forget it. Slowcooker recipes. 5 ingredients or less" Awesome book, easy step by step and inexpensive. Throw everything in crockpot and ready when you get home. Easy. Oh yeah, get a programable crockpot, one that will automatically go into kerp warm mode rather than cooking your food to a crisp. Do not by second hand on this. A decent crockpot is about $40 for a basic one that automatically goes into warm or turns off.  
The book, you can probably find at value village for cheap.  
Get a deep freeze. Buy meat in club pack/bulk. Cheap cut roast awesome in a slowcooker, so tender it will come apart with a fork.  
Buy bread from mcgavin's bread basket from the clearance rack. Store extras in freezer, take out one or two loaves at a time and store in fridge. You can get bread, buns, tortillas, pitas and even cookies on the clearance rack.  
Buy veggies on sale. Most can be frozen after being washed and chopped. Throw in containers or freezer bags and into the deep freeze. Or since you are single, frozen mixed veggies.  
Buy staples such as rice, spaghetti, pasta sauce, frozen veggies, fresh onions and garlic.  
Make extra at dinner for lunch the next day.  
 
Homecare, get a programmable thermostate. Get lowflush toliets or kit. Seal any gaps with caulking. Keep your wooden exterior doorframes/windowframes painted (about every 2-3 years). It takes about 15 minutes and will save you having to replace split frames. Get a good home repair manual. Recommend reader's digest or home depot home repair manuals. You may find second hand, but worth the $50.  
If you have a yard, get a shed if you don't already have one or a garage. You need somewhere to store yard tools.  
Get a basic home tool kit, mutli screwdriver, hammer, pliers, tape measure, monkey wrench, duct tape, electrical tape, teflon tape and of course a tool box or tool bag to store them in. A decent studfinder and polyfill are also a good idea as well as an kit of assorted sized screws, nails and anchors. I prefer metal anchors.  
Splerge on led lightbulbs when they are on sale. Worth the investment.  
Get a decent vacum and a swiffer wetjet. You are a guy, go with the swiffer wetjet, no cleanup. Easy.  
Do not get a pet unless you are lonely and are home lots. Do not get a girlfriend unless you are willing to stake half your belongings. Six months in your house, she is entitled to half. On the other hand, if you issue her rent checks, she is a renter and you will cover your butt. Good to note for any homeowner, not just guys.  
Get a calendar and write your monthly bills in the margine. Write on the days when mortgage, etc. Is automatically coming out of your account. Keep it somewhere you will see it lots but not the whole world will. The kitchen is a good spot. It will help you keep budget in perspective.  
If you have any goals, vacation, home repair, etc. Keep a picture or some kind of visual reminder on your fridge or where you will be reminded of your goals.  
Wrote your shopping list out and stay to perimeter of store as much as possible, that is where the healthiest foods are.  
The rest you will learn as you go.  
Congradulations on your home. Oh yeah, make it a home, not just a place you live. "

i was only focusing on the cooking aspects but this is great advice!!  
 
for my slowcooker beef i put in a cheap roast, onion, garlic, celery (i chop and freeze my celery so its easily on hand with no waste, the other stuff stays in the fridge fine)you don't even have to chop it, potatoes, peeled if you have to unpeeled is fine if the skins are nice tho, carrots, and about 2c water, give or take, put on low all day (or at least 6hrs) when you get home mix a bit of flour or corn starch with some water to makes a thick sauce like concoction, add and put on high until thickened, meal in a pot and since your buy yourself you can then freeze the leftover individually, way better then tv dinners, you can also do chicken or pork that way too  
 
ps even the guys at work can do this  
 
Edited by traveller, 2013-04-22 11:30:09

cmd

4/22/2013 12:48:33 PM
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for your house make sure your appliances are energy efficient, toilets are low flush. Don't run water when you don't need to - such as when you are brushing your teeth. Lights off when you don't need them on. Keep your house a little on the cool side and then keep warm with slippers and blankets. Make sure windows and doors are sealed with caulking so there is not warm air escaping.

 
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