It can be annoying when you go into your pantry to grab a can of tomatoes or a bottle of ketchup only to discover that there isn’t any left in the pantry
Not only that you may not realize that every time you go to use one of these items is missing from your pantry it actually cost you more money than just the product itself. Why is this? This is actually because whenever you run into the grocery store just to get that can of tomatoes or that bottle of ketchup, you often end up coming away with more items that you didn’t anticipate purchase. Whether it’s items that were on sale or things that just caught your eye, you tend to spend more money when you have to make many multiple little trips to the grocery store to pick up one or two items then if you had them in your pantry in the first place.
Consider all the items you use regularly you were cooking for your family. These are all the items you want to make sure that you do have in your pantry, and when you run out it can make more sense maybe to purchase exactly what you need from Amazon, that way you can avoid a trip to the grocery store, so it’s even more important these days. Then when you actually need the item you already have it.
Make up a list of products that you use regularly in your household. While sometimes a basic list you can find will do the trick, there’s a lot of things that might be unique to your own family or to your own favourite recipes that might not be considered staples to other people.
Once you have your priority list of things that are staples for your pantry, then go and make sure that when you use up the product you make a note to replace it. This means next time you need to use it you won’t find the pantry bear and need to make an emergency trip to the grocery store, which can break a carefully planned budget.