Week 8 Deep Pantry / Food Storage Challenge

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A deep pantry a good thing to have.

Don’t forget to share what you were able to do this past week to have a deep pantry/food storage. Let’s encourage each other. And if you have a question feel free to ask or if you have the answer to a question feel free to answer. If you have a tip or idea you can share that also. As I said let’s make this a place where we can share and encourage others to get that deep pantry.

5 LBS Baking soda / 1st Aid items

Baking soda, Wal-Mart has 64 oz. baking soda for 1.98. I get my baking soda at IFA (our local feed store) for 12.99 for 50 LBS, It is just called sodium bicarbonate I use it for everything from cooking to cleaning and making my washing soda with it.

1st aid items, start with the basics here is a list that you can find here of things to start with, and a list here of natural things you can store and use in place of store bought. I have store bought put back but try to use natural whenever I can.

As you plan your garden set apart a space for an herb garden to use for medicines, and to cook with. Also look around where you live and find what grows naturally in your area.

Do you have your garden planned and are you are getting you seeds and plants found , ordered or bought? Try to find heirloom when you can, this way you can save seeds from year to year and will always have a supply of seeds. 

Add some more water. Fill your own containers or buy some.

Put a little more into your money stash, remember every little bit helps and adds up.

This past week I was able to finish paying off one of my credit card, A friend gave me a bag of wool roving, I have been planning my garden and my herb garden I am wanting to do  things a little differently this year, I bought three bags of myers lemons to make some honey lemon for tea, bought some extra sewing machine needles and some extra thread, and a couple extra boxes of tea bags. Remember a deep pantry is more then just food, it is other things you need and use.

So what were you able to add  this past week to your deep pantry/food storage? Please feel free to share so we can encourage and give ideas to  others. Also please feel free to share any tips or ideas for deep pantries.

Have a great week  

9 Replies to “Week 8 Deep Pantry / Food Storage Challenge”

  1. Nina

    I put some money in my stash. Bought sheets that I found on sale. I use the white ones for EVERYTHING but today I ripped one up for bandages. I like to use the colored ones for cloth napkins. There are a lot of things you can do with sheets. I did buy some cheap vodka. Makes fine tinctures! Been really busy this past week and didn’t get much put back. I made more tea blends but that’s a norm!!

    Your deep pantry food storage challenge has really helped me to focus on our needs. Thanks.

    1. watkinsranches@yahoo.com Post author

      I love sheets, I to use them for everything I have even made curtains from them, they are so handy for so many things. I buy the cheap vodka a case at a time for tinctures, I always make sure to tell who ever checks me out why I am buying “cheap” vodka lol .
      Have a great day.

  2. Peachy and her Mommy

    I would love to have a vegetable garden but we just don’t have the space. I have one planter box that fits 6 tomato plants. I love having my own tomatoes. I wish I could expand to grow other vegetables. #Alittlebitofeverything

  3. Cynthia

    Wow! What a great pantry. I am loving this post because I am a frugal persona and love to grow my own food. Thanks for sharing at the This iS How We Roll Link party.

  4. Brandi Raae

    Wow, I’d love to have a big pantry. Mine is SUPER tiny, and I don’t have a lot of cabinet space, so I have to store non-food items in it, too. What a great thing to be able to do, though. 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Literacy Musing Mondays.

  5. Katy SkipTheBag

    Congrats on paying off a credit card. Interesting that you use baking soda for so much. I need to use it more. Thanks for sharing on Waste Less Wednesday Blog Hop!

  6. Jann Olson

    It’s great to encourage each other. The only thing I did this week was buy a 25 lb. bag of flour. It was on sale and I was getting low. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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