Do you wish you could save on groceries, but aren’t sure where to begin cutting down? In my last article, I mentioned how, according to the book American Wasteland, the average American wastes 25% of the food that they buy, totaling up to $2,200 a year. It’s time to stop wasting and start saving, and here’s how. 1. Don’t waste money buying what you already have. Use clear containers for storing cereals, snacks, rice, and pasta. This way, when you’re writing your grocery list, you can see what you’re running low on at a glance.