If you have been following along this month, I have eaten from my stockpile, tamed my freezer, and organized my stockpile. It has been a very refreshing month. I haven’t felt the need to chase every deal, and I am not afraid to be crushed alive looking for a snack! Like I said, “Refreshing!”
Filling in the Gaps
So, now that I have allowed my stockpile to dwindle a little bit (it isn’t gone by far…), I am able to tell what I am lacking…
- I have tons of salsa and no tortilla chips. :)
- I am out, I repeat, out of macaroni and cheese, which is hubby’s favorite side dish.
- I don’t have any fresh veggies right now, but I have tons of frozen and canned ones.
- I never have enough diced tomatoes or tomato sauce.
- I need chili mixes (or to make my own).
- I actually need chicken. If I had known how badly before I defrosted my freezer, I would have bought more when it was on sale cheap at Harris Teeter.
I have a list of “do not buy for a while” items too like salsa, toothpaste, soup, and cereal. I wouldn’t have either list if I had not spent this month Taming my Stockpile.
- I take the list of items I need and actively hunt for rock bottom prices on the items. What do I consider to be rock bottom? Free or more than 75% off after coupon is a rock bottom deal for me, depending on the item. Then again, I probably won’t save 75% on my tortilla chips. But I will probably buy them anyway!
- I need to try my best to actually put the items away where the belong, so I avoid the situation in my video any time soon.
- I get to give out my donation bags, yay! I also get to take the money we’ve saved on groceries this month and apply it to our debt!
Come back next Friday for a wrap-up, fun giveaway, and linky!
So how do you fill in the gaps in your stockpile?