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How to Frugally Bulk Up Your Pantry Like a Pro

| 6/18/2017 10:24:00 PM

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In this day and age, getting ahead financially can be difficult. Thanks to our plummeting economy, extra money may not be as readily available as it was in the past and the majority of your paycheck may already be destined for other uses. It is important to keep your finances in mind when you are planning a food pantry and search out frugal solutions rather than break the bank.

In my last post, I stressed that there are options out there in your food pantry planning. You can purchase your food items in bulk to save money, or buy a little at a time and find deals along the way. Like a squirrel storing food for the winter, this method lets you purchase smaller amounts of food over time to amount to a large stockpile of food to rely on. Either option works. You just need to decide what is best for you and your food storage needs.

Where to Find Bulk Food Items

As many of you know, having a food storage is an investment that may not always come cheap. One of the best places to buy bulk, shelf-stable foodstuffs that I have found is at the Latter Day Saints food storage warehouses.

This church has opened its doors to non-members to create a more prepared community. They have cases of cases of canned dry goods like beans, rice, dry milk, etc., available and the beauty of it is it is already packed and ready for long-term storage. This frees up so much time!

Here’s a link to their locations. As well, purchasing the larger, bulkier bags at Costco, Sam’s, or Walmart is also very economical, but make sure you transfer your food items into long-term storage containers to protect your food investment because the flimsy plastic packaging they are currently in cannot stand up to long-term storage.

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