When you begin to tackle Food Storage, knowing where to begin is half the battle. Remember that packing the pantry is a marathon, not a sprint. Whether you shop once a week, or once a month you can follow the schedule below to keep on pace.
Here is a printable 52 Week Food Storage Schedule
I like to order some food by the case, or in bulk to save a bit of money. While other items I pick up at the grocery store while I’m there for regular shopping.
Here are a few links to websites that sell in bulk or by the case:
Grains are the category that you need the most food to fill, but remember that oatmeal, cereal, bread and all pastas count as grains. If your grocery store is having a killer sale on cereal, sub out a few cans of wheat with these items.
Also, before following this schedule rigidly, revisit your 1 month meal plans and be sure that what you buy suits your family. If you eat more rice than pasta, sub cans of rice for cans of macaroni for your food storage shelves.
And last tip… If this schedule is too much to do in 1 year, break it out over 2 years. Remember packing the pantry is a marathon, not a sprint. Make great habits, watch for sales, and live with peace of mind.