No one wants to make unnecessary trips to the store in the middle of winter. Be strategic when stocking up; don’t buy too much and be wasteful, but buy enough to cover your needs and save money! Here are some tips to help you cut down on your grocery store runs while staying on top of your grocery list!
- Make sure you need the necessities. An item on sale is only a good deal if you need it and will eventually use it. Make sure you have a plan on how you are going to use the items you buy whether it is food or not.
- Know your limits. How much storage space do you really have? You certainly do not want your stockpile flowing over into your living spaces. And you do not want to pile so tight that you can’t even get to your items. If you can’t see six boxes of pasta, you won’t know you have them and will keep buying more when you actually don’t need them! Stick to amounts that you can reasonably pack away neatly and still access.
- Food Items Worth Stocking Up On. These items are easy to store, have long shelf lives and are very versatile to use every day and during emergencies. • Pasta • Peanut butter • Canned tuna and chicken • Bottled water • Cereal • Beans • Canned vegetables • Tea