There are a couple of reasons why I do our pantry this way. First is that I HATE grocery shopping and second is that I find great comfort in knowing that if my husband looses his job or something unexpected happens, we still have food to eat. I am also really lucky because our pantry is pretty big so I can keep a lot of food actually in the kitchen without having to use any space in the cabinets.
I like to do grocery shopping only once a month. If you are making a monthly menu or list of meals, it will be pretty easy to figure out what you need to buy to make those meals. Of course you will still have to buy perishables more often, but everything else can be done all at once. I get most of our canned goods at Aldi. Almost everything we have tried from there tastes just like the name brand stuff, but it is WAY cheaper. The only thing I don't buy from there are their canned/jarred fruits. Aldi does not offer (at least not at my store) a sugar free version and I don't want my family eating the heavy syrup. I get our fruit at Walmart. I buy the Walmart brand and I get the kind that is unsweetened or packaged in pear juice. My kids have never once complained and I feel like it is much healthier.
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