Case Lot Sale and Julie’s Update

So if you remember from my beginnings post, THIS is what my food storage looked like 2 months ago. If you are new to the site, you may not have been around when Jodi and I declared to the world we were going to figure out this food storage stuff and share our research. Well since this humble beginning, my food storage has come a long way. I have a LONG WAY to go still, but I’m not going to be intimidated and I’m going to keep adding bit by bit.

Here is what my food storage looks like after stocking up on a couple things each time I went grocery shopping, and after taking advantage of the case lot sales that are going on in local grocery stores around Utah.

TO PREPARE for the Case Lot Sales, this is what I did:

-Took my three month supply excel file, and figured out what I still needed to buy.

-Bought everything that was on sale that was on my list.

THAT’S IT! However I did already have my excel file all complete.

My next steps are to buy another shelf, wait for a cereal, pasta, and toiletries sale and then STOCK UP on those items. After that I will have my 3 months supply of normal foods and be ready to start buying the Long Term stuff. How exciting!

p.s – I know I know if there were an earthquake then I would probably have problems keeping all these rows of stacked cans all cute, but I’ll work on that plan later. We promised ourselves we would tackle this bit by bit so we wouldn’t get overwhelmed- Our research has officially surpassed our actions but we’re catching up!


  • jweiss08

    The formulas wouldn’t work in another program, but if you want we could post a pdf of what the end product looks like and you would know what to label columns in a table you could do in word, or by hand even. Let me know if this would work for you and I can do that. I would still recommend watching the tutorial found on the BabyStep 3 page if you do it by hand.

  • jweiss08

    The formulas wouldn’t work in another program, but if you want we could post a pdf of what the end product looks like and you would know what to label columns in a table you could do in word, or by hand even. Let me know if this would work for you and I can do that. I would still recommend watching the tutorial found on the BabyStep 3 page if you do it by hand.

  • Patsy Schale

    I would like to know if you have the info in any other file besides Excel.

  • Patsy Schale

    I would like to know if you have the info in any other file besides Excel.

  • jweiss08

    I have carpet under the there. It’s hard to see in the picture but it’s a dark green remnant laid out.

  • jweiss08

    I have carpet under the there. It’s hard to see in the picture but it’s a dark green remnant laid out.

  • Wow, looks Great! Isn’t it a great feeling to look at all your food stacked up. Just one quick tip…get your water off the concrete floor. Just lay down a couple of 2x4s and then put your water on top. Chemicals can leech into your water from the concrete. Plastic should never be placed directly on the concrete. I am jealous, we don’t have case lot sales out here. I’ll have to work on that.

  • Wow, looks Great! Isn’t it a great feeling to look at all your food stacked up. Just one quick tip…get your water off the concrete floor. Just lay down a couple of 2x4s and then put your water on top. Chemicals can leech into your water from the concrete. Plastic should never be placed directly on the concrete. I am jealous, we don’t have case lot sales out here. I’ll have to work on that.

  • jweiss08

    My sister tells me all the sales she knows about from Shuantell’s stuff every week .

    http://thecrazyshopper.blogspot.com/

    For anyone who wants to purchase their stuff on sale…. make sure you go to Shuantell’s site. She can teach you so much!

  • jweiss08

    My sister tells me all the sales she knows about from Shuantell’s stuff every week .

    http://thecrazyshopper.blogspot.com/

    For anyone who wants to purchase their stuff on sale…. make sure you go to Shuantell’s site. She can teach you so much!

  • Jodi

    Shauntell, I’m surprised you didn’t scold Julie for not checking your site for coupons that could go with the sales as well πŸ˜‰ She swears that once life calms down she is going to learn more about couponing. hehe.

  • Jodi

    Shauntell, I’m surprised you didn’t scold Julie for not checking your site for coupons that could go with the sales as well πŸ˜‰ She swears that once life calms down she is going to learn more about couponing. hehe.

  • Way to go Julie. It is the best feeling in the world when you see progress! You know one of the best things is that you can say your building your storage , and saving money even though the economy is frightful. What a blessing!

  • Way to go Julie. It is the best feeling in the world when you see progress! You know one of the best things is that you can say your building your storage , and saving money even though the economy is frightful. What a blessing!

  • jweiss08

    Terri-Ann,
    Walmart… πŸ™‚

  • jweiss08

    Terri-Ann,
    Walmart… πŸ™‚

  • Andrea

    Oh Julie, come organize my mess!! Looks great!

  • Andrea

    Oh Julie, come organize my mess!! Looks great!

  • GrandmaLori

    I have heard advice to store some of your supplies in the garage, and some upstairs under beds or whatever, in case of a collapse of a structure in an earthquake.

  • GrandmaLori

    I have heard advice to store some of your supplies in the garage, and some upstairs under beds or whatever, in case of a collapse of a structure in an earthquake.

  • Terri-Ann Martin Gawthroupe

    Where did you get your jugs for water? (I’m assuming that’s what the blue things are on the right of the photo).

  • Terri-Ann Martin Gawthroupe

    Where did you get your jugs for water? (I’m assuming that’s what the blue things are on the right of the photo).