Many people want to jump into the food storage "pool" without taking the time to learn to swim. Perhaps this is because they feel a desire or urgency to get started, but are impatient to plan very well. One of the first items I suggest every family decide on is a food storage budget.
Because my blog focuses on shopping for your food storage along with your weekly grocery shopping I suggest deciding on a monthly grocery budget. Because I use my food storage canned and packaged foods everyday, I try to find the best shopping deals to save money so I can buy more food storage. Personally I can afford $100 per month for our family of 5. But every family has to decide what works for them.
Things to consider when deciding on a food storage budget:
- Home size and space you have to store items
- Your income
- How long you want to store for such as a 3-month or 12-month supply
- Commitment level of both spouses about food storage.
Goal #1 - decide on your monthly food storage budget
Another post about budgets