Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Blog Neglect

 I apologize  for the neglect of this blog. I am now back and ready to start posting again.

With all that is going on in the world today I feel that it is pertinent that we prepare with what we can. 
I hear from ladies that they don't have the money to work on their food storage or  their 3 month food supply. If not now when ? I know times are hard for most of us.

I want to share just a few suggestions to help out with this. These things will be things that you have heard or read before but they are worth repeating.

When you are low or out of an item you buy two. For example when you are low on mayonnaise and you go to the grocery store pick up 2 instead of one. This way you always have one on hand.
With doing these on one or two items with each shopping trip you will soon have a small supply built up.
This will save money in the long run by not having to run to the store each time you go to make something and realize you are out of an ingredient.

Be determined to build up your food storage but start small. Staring with the above suggestion is a great start.

You should also not wait to use your food storage. Integrate it into your weekly menu. You don't want to wait till you absolutely need to eat it till you learn what you like or don't like or even how to cook with it.

Your food storage isn't just your pantry closets. It is in your freezer & refrigerators too.
Keep a list of what is in your pantry, refrigerator and freezer. Inventory will help save you money. Knowing what you have on hand to use for your meals and also save you from running out to buy something you don't know you have already.

Make a meal plan from what you have on hand, what is on sale at the stores from reading the lost leaders of the paper. If you don't get a paper you can go on line to the stores and get signed up for a weekly flyer on line.

Do inventory before shopping trip so there are trips and money saved.
I will be honest with you I have just recently started to do this regularly and I have lowered our grocery bill by $30. This is on all products including paper products and toiletries. Granted I do have some food storage and such but this is amazing to me how much I can save by taking a little more time being organized.

Hope this helps you out. There will be more to come in the future. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the tips, and it's good to have you back! Happy blogging. :)