About the middle of last year (2011) I told my husband I needed more room for food and that he needed to "build me a pantry!" At first he looked at me a little oddly, then he said, "Well, I guess I could put some shelves up in that first bedroom." I was thrilled because we rarely have anyone sleep in that room and there was an empty wall.
He sprang into action pretty quickly and now we have an entire wall that I have enjoyed filling up with canned goods and paper products and water, etc. Feeling very good about our progress. I was aiming for a three months supply and I am getting close.
With the noticeable rise in food prices, I was a little worried about being able to afford to fill our new pantry. But as I have really dedicated my heart and pocket-book to getting this done, I find a little extra every trip I make to the store. I target the "bag your own" stores such as Aldi and Sav a Lot to stock up on canned goods. Their brands are excellent. I watch for buy-one-get-one sales and use coupons as often as I can.
These are all simple, common sense things to do; I know that; but here's THE thing: Only one other time in my life have I had food storage in my home and that was 40 years ago. I am serious about it and feeling it in my gut that I need to do this. I am determined.
Preparedness Pro has nudged me along and I am thankful. I don't make it burden or drain on my budget. I just do what I can when I can. And I am doing it!
L. H. FL
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