Categorized | Kitchen Tips

Tags | Build Your Pantry, , How To Create A Stockpile,

Build Your Pantry:Stockpiling Tips

Posted on 28 March 2012 by noelskitchen

There use to be such a thing where moms would put together a list of what was needed and go directly to the grocery store or drug store to fill their pantry with all the tings they wanted to buy. 

Today, more and more moms are building their pantry by making a list based upon what’s on sale. This way of thinking can really help us trim down our monthly grocery budgets. Sometimes, you can purchase items to keep on hand in your pantry before you need them at a reasonable  good price.

Some handy stockpiling tips:

Inventory Sheet: Always clean out your freezer, fridge and pantry to always know what you have on hand. Make sure to update the list each time you pull something out or add to it.

  • Freezer Inventory Sheet
  • Pantry Inventory List

Create Extra Space: If your home doesn’t have a lot of that extra storage space, be creative  i.e.) long platic bins or tubs can store those bathroom toiletries. A small area in the hall closet or garage can work too.

Invest in a Full-Size Freezer or Extra Fridge: One of the best investments we did at the end of last year was put an extra fridge/freezer out in our garage. It allows me to stock up on meats and veggies when their on sale and store a lot of my make-ahead meals.

Know what staple items your family uses: It makes no sense to start creating a stockpile on items your family doesn’t use on a routine basis unless you plan to donate those items. Keep a stockpile of only items your family will use. You can start by making a list of staples your family uses and build it from that. You’ll save a lot more!

Print Friendly

If you liked my post then,

Subscribe to this Blog via Email:

Click here to Subscribe to FREE email updates from "Noel's Kitchen Tips", so that you do not miss out anything that can be valuable to you and your blog!!

1 Comments For This Post

  1. CJ at Food Stories Says:

    I’ve been enjoying your site for a while now so I’ve nominated you for the Illuminating Blogger Award for illuminating, informative blog content. If you’re interested, you can check out the details at my site … … Hope you’re having a great day!
    CJ at Food Stories recently posted..Rocky Road Ice Cream Day & NEW Food Story PhotoMy Profile

2 Trackbacks For This Post

  1. Weekly Meal Planning: April 1-7, 2012 | Noel's Kitchen Tips Says:

    [...] I started putting a plan together last Friday when I knew we wouldn’t be using the oven. Since we still have so much in the freezer, I won’t be needing to go to the grocery store this week. I am loving all the fresh produce that’s in season now and with Easter coming up, there will be lots of great Easter clearance deals starting next week. A great opportunity to add items to my stockpile. [...]

  2. Create A Master Meal Planning List | Noel's Kitchen Tips Says:

    [...] aid for me when trying to plan out what to cook for our weekly dinners. It also helps me with building my pantry and freezer inventory. When creating your list, keep in mind all the meals your family enjoy and jot them down. For one [...]

Leave a Reply

CommentLuv badge

Let’s Stay Connected:

Follow Me on Pinterest
AND Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Sign up for A Busy Mom's Kitchen E-Newsletter & Receive Recipes, Kitchen Tips, plus a FREE Cooking with Kids E-Book!

For Email Newsletters you can trust
View our Archive Email Marketing by Constant Contact®

Advertise Here

Photos from our Flickr stream

See all photos

Advertise Here

Login Status

You are not currently logged in.

» Register
» Lost your Password?
Local Directory for Penn Valley, CA AdChoices
This blog is protected by Dave\\\'s Spam Karma 2: 4859 Spams eaten and counting...
Powered by WishList Member - Membership Site Software