For at least a month now, whenever I go into the grocery store, there is a shortage of something. One week it was meat. Another week it was cheese. One time butter and bacon was nonexistent. It really is hit and miss some days.
I have had a “preparedness” mindset for awhile now. Even before the pandemic began. But over the past year or so, I really have felt the need to keep a prepared pantry. Now, I definitely am not perfect, and have a ways to go. But I am trying my best to stock up on what I can.
Last year, an emergency pantry was my focus. I’m so glad that I have put some things away in long term storage, but now I want to begin filling a “working pantry.” This is a pantry I will turn to on a regular basis, and hopefully will rotate items as we eat our regular meals.
I also have been working on stocking up on things like diapers and laundry. I’m posting a short YouTube video below about my latest Amazon order below. I love to purchase big items online, because that is one less item to take up space in my cart. Space is at a premium since we have a large family, and I would rather my cart be filled with food, and not diapers.
An easy way to begin to stock up on things without breaking the bank, is to purchase one “extra” while shopping. Instead of buying one can of soup, by two. Instead of purchasing one container of laundry detergent, buy two. Before you know it, you will have a nice little supply on hand in case a need arises.
I’ve been implementing this strategy, along with purchasing a twelve pack of several canned goods each week. I hope this is helping us to become better prepared.
Are you doing any extra stocking up? If so, please feel free to share your strategies below. I would love to hear them!
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
Psalm 91: 1-3