I have written a few posts on frugal food storage because I feel no one should go into debt to acquire food storage. Here are some of the ways that I save money while still stocking up.
Click HERE to view a post on Frugal Preparedness. It's all about shopping for preparedness items in the least likely places.
Click HERE to view a post on inexpensive First Aid Supplies.
Click HERE to read all about making your own cleaning supplies. The granite cleaner is my FAVORITE!!!!!!
Make your own crackers and save a ton of money! Click HERE to see my favorite recipe.
Save money by making bulk mixes. Click HERE to see that post.
Extend the life of your fresh produce by using these tricks. Click HERE to see how!!
And click HERE to see how one blogger friend of mine affords her food storage....for only $10 a week.
Excuses, Excuses, Excuses............
One of the excuses that people have for not having their food storage is that they can't afford it. I am here to tell you that you CAN afford it.
- Eat out less
- Take advantage of sales
- No impulse buying
- Cook from scratch (anything a manufacturer can make, so can you)
- Plan menus!!
- Entertainment: stay home, use the library, buy second hand
- Keep your car longer
- Have a money jar for spare change (cash in the change and use for your 72-hour kit or to buy food storage items)
- Be Thankful: if you are constantly thinking of things you have to have you won't appreciate what you are blessed with.
- magazine subscriptions for a year can be around $40=1 year supply of canned spaghetti
- Wii games are $49.99=6 cans of sugar, 6 cans of pinto beans & 3 cans of oats
- Movie tickets for 1 child and 1 adult (no snacks) $17.50= 6 cans of potato flakes
- DVD's cost $19.99=7 cans of white rice
- E-books cost $14.99 (average)=8 cans Hard Red Wheat
- Red Lobster dinner for 2 $50= 9 cans of apple slices
- New hardcover books $17-$25= 6 cans macaroni
"The money slips through our fingers as we munch our way through life's countless Burger-McWendy's or avert our attention from the fact that PayPal really isn't always our pal".
All we have to do is to decide, commit to it, and then keep that commitment. Blessings and miracles will happen!