Stock up and save
But ensure the products you buy in quantity won’t spoil
STOCKPILING is a habit that’s common among people who wish to save a few extra dollars when shopping and people who want to be prepared for emergency situations. It’s a practical habit that has a lot of benefits however, before you start buying products in bulk, ensure you have enough storage room in your home or office.
Additionally, you should only stockpile products that don’t spoil over a long period of time. You will be wasting your hard-earned money instead of saving it if a particular product you stockpile gets spoiled before you can use all of it.
The best time to stockpile a product is when it’s on special. You can purchase these products at huge discounts most especially if you buy in bulk.
Below is a list of five essential pantry products to stockpile when they are on sale:
◗ Powdered milk
There are two major reasons why you should always have a sizable stock of powdered milk. One, it’s a product we consume almost every day, which means the milk can run out rather easily. And two, milk products are a bit expensive which means you’ll save a lot if you purchase in bulk.
◗ Hard cheese
This is another common household item that’s a bit pricey so it’s a great idea to stockpile it if you have enough room. Cheese can last for a long time if stored properly. You can freeze the harder cheeses for up to six months.
◗ Coffee and tea
These are products we usually put off replenishing until we’ve run out. If you are a coffee or tea lover, then you can buy in bulk when they are on special and store them in your pantry.
Do you like baking bread, cookies, and pastries? Then flour is something you can stockpile. Flour can also be easily stored in your freezer.
◗ Dried pasta
Packaged pasta has little fat content so they are resistant to spoilage.
◗ Buying in bulk and keeping the pantry well stocked can save you money.