Consumer Reports recommends buying more expensive organic foods for fruits and vegetables to avoid pesticides. In particular, the magazine recommends buying organic carrots, cranberries, green beans, strawberries, tangerines, hot peppers, sweet peppers and sweet potatoes.
To store that food, Consumer Reports recommends keeping some open space in your refrigerator. That way, air can circulate more freely and with less energy used to keep it cool.
Another big expense for many families is cars.
Consumer Reports recommends taking a second look at your car insurance. Comparison shopping every few years can save money on premiums.
The Zebra can help you look at estimates from potentially dozens of companies.
If you don't have a deductible for your collision insurance, Consumer Reports found raising it to $500 can help save the average two-car family $500 off the annual premium.