Where Did My Stockpile Go?
We got an email from a reader asking the following:
I thought I was starting to build up a stockpile that was reasonable for my family but it has already started to disappear and I am not able to replace it fast enough. Realistically how long should it take to build a stockpile? And any advice on how to get it to last from sale to sale?
I’m sure she’s not the only one with those questions!
If you’re wondering how much of something to buy, did you see the video tutorial on how much Post cereal to buy? The general rule there for figuring out how much of something you need for a certain period of time can be used for anything you are wanting to stock up on. Just do the math!
I have noticed with my own kids that if they know where the good stuff is (fruit snacks, etc.), it will not last. Last time I bought fruit snacks, I put them high on a closet shelf and shut the door. They don’t see them, so they don’t ask for them constantly. That way, I can distribute them at a reasonable pace and they will last as long as I had planned. I have also hidden things in the garage from my husband if I buy them for something specific (a trip or party) so he doesn’t eat them not knowing they are to be saved, or giving into temptation thinking I can just get more! (love you honey, but am I right or am I right?!)
This is just my way of helping my food last, what works for you?