Why You Need a Pantry (#2)
A pantry is at the heart of a prudent and prepared homemaking life. A well-stocked and organized pantry can make your life so much in easier in several ways.
First, it will reduce trips to the store thus saving time. If you create a system for stocking and replenishing your pantry, you will rarely run out of things you need. This will virtually eliminate last minute dashes to the store because you run out of something important. This potentially saves you literally hours each month.
Second, a pantry can be a significant money saver. In a later posts, I'll explain how a pantry can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars a year on groceries and other supplies. If you don’t have a strategy in place for stocking a pantry, this could be a huge boon to your bottom line. A pantry also reduces money spent on gas when you dash to the store at the last minute for forgotten items.
Third, a pantry is the first step in preparing your home for challenging times. Whether it is a job loss, illness, a weather emergency, or a national emergency, a well-stocked pantry will give you peace of mind when things become difficult.
Fourth, a well-stocked pantry is a food insurance policy or savings account. Instead of putting the money into a savings account, you’ve put it into your pantry. You’ve invested in tangible goods while they were available (and hopefully at the best price).
Fifth, it can provide you with encouragement in your homemaking. Seeing your well-stocked shelves is a tangible achievement in a vocation that sometimes feels full of non-tangible accomplishments.
Thankful wife of David for 22 years and momma to Caroline for 13 years - Relaxed/Unschoolerish - Lover of books - Seeker of wisdom - Drinker of too many coconut milk mochas from Starbucks