Do you have a pantry that is stuffed with food? Do you go food shopping and buy more pantry items without looking at your existing stock?
I am one of those kind of homemakers that makes a weekly shopping list and only shops once a week. I am fairly good at cutting coupons only using them for items that I have on my list. I use cloth re-usable shopping bags for extra savings. I go to Costco two times a year and do a very large shopping of meat and staples. I use my food saver to divide the bulk meat and then freeze it until I'm ready to use it.
However, what I am not good at is taking a full inventory of the items I already have in my pantry. Although I am an organized woman, this is one area where I fall short.
I've decided to enter a challenge given by a fellow blogger friend, "Gabrielle" over at "Couponing in Critical Times". She is outstanding in suggesting tips to save money and in other areas of house and home. Her blog is one that I read each morning and enjoy her stories, experiences and knowledge. Her challenge is "February Eat From the Pantry".
While I don't know if I'll actually succeed in this challenge, I am dedicated to putting my best foot forward in trying. After all, who can't afford to save money? Not only will this give me an opportunity to save, but it will also clear out the items in my pantry that I've continued to push to the back or side and as an extra bonus it will force me to be more creative in my daily menu planning and cooking.
Would you like to try the challenge? Would you like to see the back of your pantry wall again? Join me over at Couponing in Critical Times and put your creativity to the test by only eating from your pantry during February!