Feb 7, 2008

To Stock or Not To Stock

Okay, so I grew up in a house where we have stocks of things that could last us through a giant disaster. Here I am now with my own family and my mom makes a fuss about not having stocks of food in the pantry.

I keep justifying that not stocking so much gives me the opportunity to try products that might be better and cheaper. My mom thinks that it is not practical to not have supply in case my family needs something immediately, like in the event of a disaster. I think I just need to balance both our takes on the matter because both make sense.

What works for you? I'd like to get as many opinions as possible! Thanks in advance! :)


  1. I think it depends on a couple of things, the biggest being how much space you have. My first house was tiny, so stocking up just wouldn't work well. My current house has lots of storage and cupboards, so I do keep more food/essentials around. It's more a matter of picking up numerous items when the price is good than a matter of being prepared for a disaster.
    Obviously, it's never a bad idea to be prepared for an emergency, but I would never try to keep enough food around to feed us for months!

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  3. I think you should have some stuff in stock for the just incase, unforseen events. But I don't think you should go out of your way to buy up heaps of food that will cost you money now. Do it slowly and buy up on special offers ie. 3 for 2 offers etc on thing you would be buying anyway. And really this only applies to dried and tinned goods. Fresh foods should aways be fresh.
    I am from a family of five kids and a solo Mum on DPB - so we had stuff in stock. If we invited friends for dinner Mum could always make the mean go that little bit further.