The month of September is emergency preparedness month. And I was able to stock up on a lot of items during the case lot sales to build up our pantry and food storage. I really like case lot sales because you can purchase items for a discounted price that you use regularly in the kitchen. And the items that are a part of our food storage are items that I use all the time when I cook. If I run out of an item I need while cooking, I really like that I can “shop” at my own house and run downstairs to grab that food item. The photo above shows part of our food storage. This saves me time so I don’t have to go to the store to get it, plus I’ve saved money because I most likely purchased the item when it was on sale.
When you don’t have a lot of extra money, the way to build up your pantry and food storage is little by little. Most people don’t have hundreds of dollars to spend just to build up their food storage. It takes time, but even $5 extra in your grocery budget will help you to get a few extra cans or boxes of food that you can rotate through and use for meals. One way I save money on groceries for my family each month is to purchase items on sale so I don’t have to pay full price for them. And while I shop, I try to always buy a few extra items to add to my food storage. You can read more about how I Buy Groceries on a Budget here.
Another way to be prepared is to have 72-hour kits for each person in your family. Last year, I had the opportunity to be on ABC Channel 4 to talk about Building a 72-Hour Kit on a Budget. This is a great way to start 72-hour kits when you don’t have a lot of money to spend. You might also like to read the following posts:
And thanks to The Ready Store and Mother’s Niche, we have an Emergency Preparedness Giveaway where you can win 3 Easyprep buckets: Fruit Fest, The Milky Way, and Easy Fire (more than $300 value!). To enter the giveaway, use the Rafflecopter form below. And for one week only, you can get 35% off the Easyprep line when you use the promo code EASYPREP at checkout. They have great items to help you build up your emergency preparedness.
The giveaway ends September 30, 2014 at 8 a.m. MST. See “Terms and Conditions” for more details.