Start a pantry because a well stocked kitchen pantry and is the trademark of an organized kitchen. It is important for every home to have a reserve of regularly used food items, sundries and a few special items on hand to welcome surprise guests.
For example, if it is properly stocked, you won’t run out of toilet paper, paper towels, flour, sugar, or other staple items which can be bought in bulk. Also, if for some reason an illness, job loss or natural disaster occurs, a well maintained stock level enables a family to continue eating and living well despite their circumstances. How does someone start a pantry?
First I would start with a Basic Pantry List. There is a standard: if you have an item that is open, there is one back up on the shelf. It’s a good idea to have at least a three-day supply of both food items and hygiene supplies to provide for your family plus at least one extra person
Always use the FIFO method: First In, First Out. When you purchase new items, rotate the older items to the front to be used first. If you are a planner and prefer to have more supplies on hand, it would be wise to include substitutes for fresh foods.
Examples might include powdered milk, protein products, dried fruits and dried vegetables. These items might simply save a trip to the grocery store if you accidentally run out of a fresh item, which means you have saved time and money! Continued on Next Blog Post
Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.
Carl and Deb C
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