If you’ve been in the grocery stores over the past year, you’ve noticed that the shelves haven’t been as full as they have in previous years--time to stock up!
There have been reasons behind this (supply issues, not as many employees, etc) and it’s just a fact of the state our country is in right now. You can still use your budget and feel like your pantry is stocked for the future!
Once you see the supply pick up, take time to budget for picking up extras in the coming weeks.
A few ideas would be: – Under beds – In the back of closets – At the top of a closet – In the corder of a room
DESIGNATING A PLACE TO STORE EXTRA ITEMS
Anything in a can is fine on its own. If it comes in a plastic bag or paper bag (think flour, sugar, beans, rice), then you’ll need to put it in an air tight container--these will last forever.
For example, we won’t eat cans of Spaghetti-O’s so I won’t go and stock up on them. Purchase items that you know your family will be using over the next year--look for sales!
PURCHASING JUST WHAT YOU WILL USE
Use it: Once a week I’ll use up items that are in my extra food supply and then budget in what I need.
KEEPING YOUR STOCKPILE UPDATED
If you live in more of a suburban area, consider setting aside gallons of water for emergencies--super easy to budget in grabbing one once a week!
DON’T FORGET ABOUT WATER