Not sure you need to worry about building a food storage when you’re on a tight budget? (Let alone build one at all?!?)
Food storage often gets associated with super extreme, maybe sometimes a little crazy, people. (Like the extreme couponers and doomsday preppers on reality TV.)
But, I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to go to any crazy lengths to understand the value of food storage. (And to start building one of your own.)
It doesn’t matter if you have a years worth of supplies in your stockpile or just a couple of weeks worth of pantry items. Every household can benefit from some shape or form of food storage.
3 Reasons Every Budgeter Should Have a Food Storage (And Why Food Storage is Important)
1. Food storage saves you money
If you’re building your food storage strategically, you can save a lot of money. Mostly, this is accomplished by stocking up on foods your family regularly eats when they’re on sale.
This doesn’t mean you should go crazy and buy 1,000 cans when you see stewed tomatoes regularly $1.39 on sale for $1.00. But, even if you’re on a tight budget, building up your food storage by buying some items (when they’re on sale!!) here and there can be a huge help.
When you consistently use this strategy the few cents here and there will really add up. You won’t need to pay full price for certain items as often (or ever if you’re lucky!). And, over time you’ll become more aware of pricing and ways to improve your grocery shopping game!
Looking for other ways to save money? Check out our post on these 60 creative money-saving hacks!!
2. It helps you prepare for the unexpected
When talking about emergency preparedness and things like 72-hour kits, we tend to focus on natural disasters and life or death emergencies.
Yes, it’s important to be prepared in the event of a flood, fire or earthquake (and if you want more info, check out the Government of Canada site). But, food storage can also help you through tough times when life leads you to the unexpected.
Lost jobs, sudden illness, unexpected bills and emergency travel can all put a HUGE strain on finances. And, often we’re left to wonder where the money to pay for it (or pay it off) will come from.
But, by having a food storage to fall back on, you can rely on what you already have to eat and use what you’d normally spend on groceries to get you through the tough spot.
3. It gives you peace of mind
Food storage gives you peace of mind because it gives you options. Not only can it help you save money, but it give you peace of mind knowing that you have a bit of a buffer for basic needs.
Plus, if all the doomsday preppers out there are right, well, it’ll be smooth sailing for you at the end of the world!
Start Building Your Food Storage Today!
Do you have any food storage tips? What are some things you always like to have on hand. Let us know in the comments.