Friday, January 21, 2011

Cleaning out the pantry

If you read my menu for the week you might remember that I mentioned the recent storm we had required that we stock up on certain foods like bread and milk and we decided to use our grocery budget for it.

If you know me personally you know I'm extremely frugal so our grocery budget is already really low anyway. While we could have chosen to spend more and expand our budget for the week we chose not to and figured out a way to make our budget work...

We organized our pantry :) One day last week I organized our pantry and while organizing I found enough food to last throughout the entire month! I found lots of things that we had on hand and took what was left over and bought a few little things to make those into complete meals as well.

Cleaning our pantry I noticed some food close to expiration that needed to be used up as well as many things I had forgotten we had. Now that everything is organized I hope to be able to keep it this way *crosses fingers*!

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  1. I have been doing that too. I didn't realize how much food I had, until I took pictures to share on my blog. We have enough to make it through Feb and maybe even though March!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, and linking up to Friendly Wednesday! Hope to see you there next week as well.

  2. I thought about taking a before and after picture too... to bad I thought about it after I had already cleaned out my pantry :)