Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Turning a closet into a pantry

With the economy in the dumper we decided that saving money should be a priority.  And one way to save money is to purchase in bulk when items are on sale.  When you purchase in bulk you need a place to store the items.  Of course one of our largest monthly bills is groceries.  Hence the pantry.

The closet is just inside the door to the garage by the kitchen so it is convenient for food storage.  We use to hang coats and put footwear underneath but we decided that all of that could go in the closet by the front door.

So off to Meijer to purchase some shelving.  Close to $100.00 later we have four good sized shelves ready for food.  It could have been less expensive but we wanted something that looked fairly nice.

We will now purchase canned goods, boxed meals, juice, paper towel, napkins, Ramon noodles, etc in large quantities when they go on sale.  The pantry will also allow us to see exactly what we have without trying to find something buried in a cupboard.  Having the pantry was an expense up front but in the long run the savings will be much greater.


Anonymous said...

You may want to try using another alternative which is to use the goods when they are in season and try taking up another hobby called
"Canning" which will save you in the long run too. Of course, it is a little bit of work, but worth it.

Surfing Sid said...

Thanks Anon. Canning is a good way stretch you grocery money.