Building a stash of canned goods may seem like a daunting task at first. It does not have to be, especially if you follow a few of these basic guidelines. The first thing to remember is to use commonsense. If you have lived this long without a stockpile of canned goods, chances are you will stick around a few more weeks to build up a decent supply. If you are just getting started building a stockpile of canned goods take a deep breath, relax and read on.
- Money is tight for everyone so set a budget and stick with that budget.
- Keep an eye out for canned good sales and use coupons.
- Pay close attention to expiration dates. Canned goods are often on sale because they expire soon—avoid these items.
- If possible, add a couple extra dollars to your food budget each week specifically for purchasing canned goods for your stockpile.
- Shop at warehouse or bulk-buy stores.
- Look for canned goods that offer a good nutritional value and avoid the type rich in sodium and preservatives.
- Set goals such as stockpiling a week’s worth of canned goods, followed by a two-week supply, a month and so on.
- Focus on stockpiling ONLY the canned goods you and your family will eat. Do not waste your money, time or space stockpiling canned goods you hate.
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