Old Fashioned Stocking Up

I'm reading an old Agatha Christie book and the old lady in it had generous "stores" down in the pantry. It's a good, old-fashioned idea, although rather than bags of sugar and preserves, mine run to pasta, spaghetti sauce, beans and, in the bathroom, shampoo, conditioner and lotions.

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By pamphyila from Los Angeles

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April 16, 20070 found this helpful

Having had a mother who had 'extras' on hand and who also put food up, it doesn't seem 'old fashioned' to me, though I suppose for many people it would. I have always made my own jams and canned/frozen fruits and some veggies. And though I don't buy a lot of prepackaged items to keep on hand (shampoos and the like), I do keep dried beans, pastas, peas and a few canned items on hand, not only for spur of the moment cooking, but in case of natural disaster or long-term power outages. It's easy and relatively inexpensive to do (especially for those who shop Costco and other such stores).

I do keep any excess in air tight containers.

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April 20, 20070 found this helpful

Yeah I love to stock up! I stock up when items are cheap(on sale with coupons, under a dollar).

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I was able to "skip" shopping for groceries a couple times. Having a chest freezer is a great idea too.

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April 23, 20070 found this helpful

I stock up on:
Toiletries

Sugar
Coffee
Cat Food
Baked Beans
Dried Fruit Yes o yes!
Meat
Rice
Wheat

Cleaning materials: I buy dishwashing liquid and Pine-Gel ( for washing floors and furnitire) in bulk.

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