Tips for Food Storage on a Tight Budget
Many times people want to prepare with food storage but, like most of us, are going through some economic hard times. There are a number of things you can do to continue your food storage goals even when you’re on a tight budget or just starting.
We’ve shared some tips below and we’d love to hear from you! What recommendations do you have?
Gather little bits of money
A lot of people think they have to purchase all of their food storage at the same time. While some people might have the means to do that, many need to make smaller purchases.
Save up you extra pennies. Save the few extra bucks you have after buying groceries each week and it adds up. After a month you’ll probably even have some money to buy a #10 can of food. Save those few dollars for a few months and you could buy a six-can ReadyPack.
Buying in bulk is a great way to get ahead of your food storage goals. With our ReadyPacks, you can save $10 – $30 just by buying in bulk instead of each can individually. With larger long term kits like the 3-, 6- or 12-month kits, you can save 13 – 20 % buy buying in bulk instead of separately.
The Ready Store conveniently displays the bulk savings price next to each product. Whenever you see this gray badge next to the product it means that you can receive bulk savings. We also list the money you’ll save below the price.
Make a list
Yes, I know this sounds tedious but it helps. Know what food storage items you have and which ones you lack. This will help you know which items you should be saving for.
Keep an eye out for sales
You can save money by getting on the mailing lists for food storage supply companies. Stores will have sales periodically. Check out our weekly sales and daily deal tabs to see if there is anything that you’ve been keeping an eye on.
Split the cost with friends
A great idea is to place orders with friends. Find something that you can split, like a 6-month food storage supply, and then split the cost. That way you can save on shipping costs and get savings on bulk food!
Package your own food
A lot of people will purchase large quantities of basic staple foods like grains and legumes in buckets. You can take these items and seal them with Mylar bags and oxygen absorbers to keep them safe.
The most important thing is to be consistent with your food storage goals. You’ll be surprised at how quickly small things can add up. Be consistent and add to your food storage when you can!
What advice do you have?
Comment below and share your advice! How can you keep preparing on a tight budget?