Friends, it is important to have a well stocked pantry. There are certain items that I stock up on when they are on sale. These items are the basic things such as brown rice, whole wheat pasta, jarred pasta sauce, canned diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, dried and canned beans and crackers. If they are sale for a good price I stockpile them.

A well stocked pantry can actually save you money. Keep the staples in stock of what you cook and plan meals with on a regular basis. If you buy them on sale you will not be forced into restocking them when they are full price. Another benefit of keeping your pantry stocked is that when you do not have time to stop at the store you will have some basics on hand to put a basic meal together. This is really helpful when you are trying to stretch what food you have on hand until the next pay. Access the items you use regularly and start stocking up on them. For now happy shopping!

Laurie, TheBag Lady