Friday, February 25, 2011

How to Organize your 3 month FOOD SUPPLY!!! Part three

WELCOME BACK here are the last 3 tips…

• Constantly replenish the stocks of these foods as they go on sale again.

• Don’t forget to include non-food items in this step as well. Get a 3 month supply of NECESSITIES such as medications, toilet paper, toiletries, CHOCOLATE CHIPS (I know this is food, but OH WELL very important!!) etc.

• Benefits include: saving money by buying foods on sale and having foods you normally eat in times of economic or any other type of hardship.

HOMEWORK: organize your pantry and go through all your foods and throw away anything expired, or you can give it to shelters. Have a great and ORGANIZED weekend!!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

How to Organize your 3 month FOOD SUPPLY!!! Part two

Here are the next 3 tips…

• Gradually purchase these foods in bulk as they go on sale (check out Deals to Meals.) I do frequent Costco weekly!!

• Combine sale prices with coupons for even more savings as you stock up.

• Use and rotate these foods in all your daily cooking. For example: when I buy new cans I put the newest can in back and rotate everything forward. That way nothing goes bad.

Come back Friday for the last 3 tips!!!

Monday, February 21, 2011

How to Organize your 3 month FOOD SUPPLY!!! Part one

I could talk all day about the importance of having a food storage: temporary job loss, natural disaster, flu pandemic, but the point is, it's a SMART thing to do. Hopefully you won't feel quite so overwhelmed after this weeks post!!

The first thing that is VERY IMPORTANT is that you only purchase a three month supply of foods that you and your family normally eat. Then come up with meal plans for the 90 days, or for 30 days and times everything by 3.

Here are the first 3 tips in organizing your 3 month food supply…

• Make a list of foods you eat on a regular basis. That means for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Determine how much you would go through in three months.

• Make a list of all the meals you and your family eats, and type them up and tape them in your pantry. For example: I listed things like cold cereal, oatmeal, Mac and cheese, peanut butter sandwiches green Chile soup, spaghetti, etc.

• Make a list of all the ingredients you need for those meals for 3 months, and how much. For example: cold cereal…36 boxes, oatmeal…225 servings, Mac and cheese…24 boxes, peanut butter sandwiches…18 bottles of peanut butter etc. DO YOU GET THE POINT???

Hope to see you Wednesday for the next 3 tips!!!

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