Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Resolutions 2

My second resolution for this year was to start food storage. I grew up in a church that always taught we should have at least a couple month's if not a year's worth of food storage. This is something my parents always took very seriously. In their house they have a whole fruit room devoted to nothing but food storage.

Here in Texas, storage space is at a commodity, if it exists. So for the past two years, I have been trying to get our garage cleaned out so we could store food out there. At the close of December, I resolved to finally get my butt in gear and start our family food storage by buying a case or two of canned veggies, meats, fruit, or other non-perishable food every time I went to I also decided to buy extra of essential items like toothpaste and deodorant every time I needed to buy more. Little by little, I will build up our storage.

Last weekend I cleared out some space in the garage, and brought home two huge cases of bottled water, a case of corn, and a case of green beans. I also bought toothpaste and deodorant in bulk. I've decided the best way to go about this is to use the coupons from the Cos.tco circulars that come around every few weeks. I made a killing doing this last week. I saved about $30 and got my storage going.

I have to admit, it feels pretty good. It might not be a lot, but it is a start. Next resolution, start going back to church! We have planned to every week since the new year started, but one of us has been sick every weekend since the beginning of the new year. This past week the Munchkin had RSV, a double ear infection, and rotovirus, all courtesy of daycare. One of these days, we will all be healthy enough to go. I really kind of miss it. So that's it for my resolutions! If any of you made any, I hope they are going well.


Potters said...

Food storage is such a good thing. I've had family and friends that have had to live off of it when their husbands were laid off from work or were hitting a hard point in their finances. I am trying to get mine bigger but it takes time. I do like the resolution to go back to church as well. That is where I have been finding some really good friends lately.

AnxiousMummyto3 said...

Food storage is awesome. As you know, I have a bit saved up-cos I'm lucky to have a decent pantry. That said, it's not huge or anything and we don't have anywhere else to store stuff where creepy crawlies won't get to it. Still, I do have a large freezer as well and it definitely helps a lot having extra stuff in there!

Life Happens said...

That's great that you are starting your food storage. You gotta start somewhere.

We do a little bit at a time, but no where near where we need to be.

Daria said...

I had never thought of storing food. Water, sure - for hurricane season. Maybe a few cans of veggies or soup, but never a few months' worth!

It's actually a great idea, and it's probably something I should start thinking about doing.

Thanks for the great idea!

Happy ICLW!