If you can find a product that you use constantly, on sale somewhere, isn't it more economical in the long run, to buy several... or in some cases, lots of those items?
Whiska's cat food is usually around $1.27 a can here, but when it's down to 88 cents, it just makes sense to buy enough for a month or two... doesn't it?
Same thing with toilet paper, pasta, rice...
And besides, the ol' budget just works better this way.
This way, I'm only running to the store once a week or so, for milk, bread and fresh produce.
And with 4-7 children to cart around, running to the store is something I dread. Seriously dread ! I wouldn't shop with my own... so why would I want to shop with other people's children? Not that we're allowed to take them to the store anymore, anyway...without filling out
reams of excursion forms.
Besides...it gives me even more reason to "think ahead" and buy up on what I need, while I can.
I thought I would give you a peek at my outside pantry. I have a huge under-cover area and this cupboard is where I keep my *extras*... things that I don't really use on a daily basis, but it's stuff that I always have on hand for back-up.
I wish the carpenter (noooo, not the Old Guy - he's hopeless with a hammer) would get up off his arse and get the shed finished so I can put these pantry's back inside the shed where they belong ! There's actually another cupboard on the other side, but I'll do those photos later.
I just don't want you to get too excited all at once, you know?
I'm thoughtful that way.
Clever little me did the photos back arse-wards, going from the bottom to the top... but if I moved them around, you would lose the ability to look at them all blown up, so I decided to leave them as they are. I just knew in my heart, that you would want to see giant-sized photos of my pantry crap, and besides.....I'm just too lazy to re-do them, doncha know?
Pasta's, rice, instant mashed taters and bits and pieces of Mex stuff
Odds and ends.
There... don't you feel better, knowing that your pantry looks so much nicer than mine?
Okay, I showed you mine.... so it's your turn now.
Hmmmm... tried to enlarge these, but they won't.
Oh well, I may not be good... but I had good intentions.