We still have to watch our money and usually January ended with at least one bill left unpaid. This year it was a $400 bill that waited. Today we paid it with the pay check I received. This means that we are already $400 down for the month. We will continue to be tight with our budget and continue to eat from our food storage. But it is quickly dwindling. Tonight in fact, I noticed that I have one more jar of spaghetti sauce left. I smiled and thought that I need to start looking for a sale on sauce again. And that item needs to go on the grocery list. It has been months since I bought spaghetti sauce because I use my "three month" rule. So when I find it on sale I will buy 12 jars if I can. I still have a lot of pasta left but if I see a great deal on that I will pick up a few boxes also.
Recently I have been working on trying to get my information in order. I want a hard copy of things in case I can't access the internet and I have been slowly printing things off to keep. At this point I am thinking that a few three-ring binders will work for me. I will need three I think:
- Food Storage
- Emergency Preparedness
I will post some photos of the notebooks filled up when I get there.
The other thing I have been thinking about is coming up with an organized plan to collect my food storage and to make sure I haven't forgotten anything. There are so many great sites out there that help with this. Some give you great lists of items, others break it down by week. Many of these sites are on my sidebar if you are interested in looking.
Some favorites are:
These are great to get going on an organized way to gather your supplies.
I know I am a bit scattered in my blogging. I seem to have no rhyme or reason for my thoughts. This is a bit how I feel about prepping and food storage.
Boy do I need a plan. I will let you know when I have one.