Last week my kids were craving ravioli for breakfast and stole two cans of the stuff from my food storage!! Yesterday it was grape jelly, and I know they have their eye on those boxes of Capri Sun for the swim meet tomorrow afternoon!
Sooner or later, you’ll be using some of the food you have in your food storage. This is actually a good thing if you use items that have the oldest expiration dates first and add new, fresher items as you go.
Keeping track of this in-and-out can make you crazy. If you think of your food storage as a library, though, it’s easier to track what needs to be replaced. Keep a pad of paper with a pen near your pantry. As you, or anyone else in the family, removes an item, jot it down. This creates a handy shopping list the next time you’re headed to the grocery store.
As you’re replacing those items, try to add a few more, as your budget allows. It’s amazing how quickly those “extras” add up.
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