If you hate wasting food almost as much as you love saving money, then anything that can help save money AND food is a good idea, right? Well, those are the key benefits to vacuum sealers, but you need to find the most cost-effective ways to use them. A vacuum food sealer is basically a small gadget, usually about the size of two boxes of aluminum foil side by side, that literally sucks the air out of the bag of food you’re trying to save. Air is one of the key players in food spoilage, so the more you can remove from your packaging, the longer the food will last. Can you really save money? Yes, but you need to factor in your food shopping and cooking habits to determine how much and the return on investment. For the details, check out the story on our sister site, Living on the Cheap.