First, I looked at the list and decided what I need to do, want to do and can afford. I personally don't buy the suggested items week-by-week, but I look at the whole month to come up with a plan. Some of you newbies may need to do it a week at a time to spread out the cost, but I tend to buy things as I see them. But I love just focusing on the monthly list.
The amount of items are based on my family of 5 living at home. I multiplied the suggested amounts on the January list, and then tweaked them based on expense, storage space and my preferences. Those below that are crossed off might mean I already had it OR needed to buy it. So don't think I bought all the stuff listed below.
HERE'S WHAT I'M WORKING ON:
Step 1: 3-Month Food Storage: Beverages
4x 20 oz. Tang (looking for that sale)
Step 2: Emergency Drinking Water 14 gallons x 5 people = 70 gallons
The jar keeps getting filled with change too!
Step 4: Long-Term Food Storage
Home Storage Toiletries Part 1
4x Body wash
3x Kids body wash
2x Dandruff shampoo
3x Kids shampoo
90x Feminine items
How to purify water
Research other water sources (water heater)
Update 72-hour kits (redo water bottles, food packs, clothing)
Brace food storage shelves
Have to say I loved showing you what I've done! It was good for the old self-esteem. Don't get overwhelmed with how huge my list looks. This has been a decade of learning and polishing for me.
"Just keep swimming, just keep swimming." You CAN do it!