Thursday, September 18, 2008

TMR Frugal Living Tip #32

I have really missed posting these daily tips. Today's thrifty tip is have a well stocked pantry. This helped me tremendously after Hurricane Gustav barreled through my area. I had close to 10 gallons of drinking water, canned goods, and many other basic staples like flour, sugar, rice, baking supplies, and such. I was able to feed my family well for several days. We did leave after four days since my mom had electricity at her house. Because I was prepared, we didn't have to panic about how we were going to eat since it took several days for grocery stores to reopen. There will always be a natural disaster anywhere you live from snow, earthquakes, hurricanes, or something else. It is always a good idea to have at least 1-2 week supply of food in your pantry.

4 comments:

Signe said...

ITA! This is an absolute must for families. And it's as simple as buying 2 or 3 extra things a week for storage.

The Mommy and Me Boutique said...

Definitely; great idea and I am working on it. It is something we just never know - things can happen to all of us. Thanks for the reminder of the importance of it.

Pamelalala said...

I know what you mean, girl! I live in hurricane territory too so I keep lots of non perishables on hand.

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