Making the Most of Your Money When Purchasing Food Storage (aka Tax Refund Week)

Tax Return Week
Welcome to Tax Refund Week! We often get asked the question "I got some gift money, or I inherited some money - what would you recommend I purchase?". Talk about a LOADED question. The answer always ends up being: "Well.... it depends". In this series, we are going to answer that question. There isn't a universal answer for this, but by going through each topic below, we're confident you will have a good idea about what may be right for you - should you get a nice tax refund or other unexpected "extra" money! Back to the answer always ends up being: "Well...it depends". The reason it depends is because not everyone has the same diets, lifestyles, monthly budgets for Food Storage, and ability or desire to rotate their Food…
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Best Ways to Purchase Traditional Food Storage

Long Term Food Storage, Tax Return Week
When referring to traditional food storage, the food items typically include grains, legumes, sugars, oils, etc. These foods provide a life-sustaining diet and at the very least these should be the ones you store. These items also have a long shelf life thus they are ideal for long term food storage. We recommend including additional foods such as fruits, veggies, meats and powdered dairy products in your traditional food storage to add a variety to your diet, and to allow you more flexibility to make your regular recipes using foods you have stored. A lot of people like to shoot for a goal of storing a one year supply of long term food storage, so buying a big chunk of that at one time when you come across some "extra"…
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Food Storage Tax Refund Week: Make the most of your “extra” money!

Tax Return Week
Welcome to Tax Refund Week! We often get asked the question "I got some gift money, or I inherited some money - what would you recommend I purchase?". Talk about a LOADED question. The answer always ends up being: "Well.... it depends". This week, we are going to answer that question. There isn't a universal answer for this, but by the end of the week, we're confident you will have a good idea about what may be right for you - should you get a nice tax refund or other unexpected "extra" money! Back to the answer always ends up being: "Well...it depends". The reason it depends is because not everyone has the same diets, lifestyles, monthly budgets for Food Storage, and ability or desire to rotate their Food Storage.…
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Food Storage Appliances

Recommended Products, Tax Return Week
Welcome back to "Tax Refund Week" where we're sharing with you how to get big chunks of your Food Storage built, if you happen upon big chunks of change. Today we're talking about Food Storage Appliances. Food Storage Appliances can be dreamy- and they can also be pricey. We know this. Julie made bread by hand for months before investing in a Bosch mixer. By the time she got one she was so happy - and knew it was going to be a worthwhile purchase she would use weekly. Jodi borrowed her neighbors Wondermill every few weeks to grind wheat before she knew it was going to be a good purchase for her (after attempting to use a cheap hand grinder). The last thing we would want is for people…
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Emergency Foods

Emergency Food, Tax Return Week
Welcome back to "Tax Refund Week" where we're sharing with you how to get big chunks of your Food Storage built, if you happen upon big chunks of change. Today we're showing you how you can use some of your budget to spend money on "Emergency Foods". Have we ever told you about when we started this blog? Here's the short story - Julie felt very prompted to start growing her food storage. Jodi said - well if you feel prompted, maybe I should to. They made a plan to build their food storages. Jodi said, why don't we blog about our journey. Julie said- Fine. The end. Well when Jodi's dad (Grandpa Stan) heard about all this he said to Grandma Lori - why don't we get some of…
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Long Term Food Storage Part 2: BUYING FOOD

Long Term Food Storage, Tax Return Week
Welcome back to "Tax Refund Week" where we're sharing with you how to get big chunks of your Food Storage built, if you happen upon big chunks of change. Today is the fun day where we show you all our tricks on where to find your long term food storage items for the cheapest prices. While these things occasionally do go on sale (and we try to warn you when they do), we have found where things are generally the cheapest so that you can feel good about buying your bulk foods at any time. Option 1: Home Storage Centers If you live in North America near an LDS Home Storage Center (or cannery), this is generally the least expensive place to purchase your bulk grains and powdered milk. Some…
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Long Term Food Storage Part 1:  Assessing and Making a Plan

Long Term Food Storage Part 1: Assessing and Making a Plan

Long Term Food Storage, Tax Return Week
Welcome back to "Tax Refund Week" where we're sharing with you how to get big chunks of your Food Storage built, if you happen upon big chunks of change. Today we're going to talk about Assessing your Long Term Food Storage- and how to make a GAME PLAN from there. There are really only 2 things you need to know when you're assessing and making a game plan. Remember, you may wish to consider your 3-month supply foods as part of your "year supply" so you would only need 9 months of traditional long term food storage. Method 1: Food Storage Calculator The Long Term Food Storage we're talking about - is the basic survival foods. Grains, Legumes, Baking Supplies, Fats, and Dairy. There are a lot of calculators that…
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Tax Return Week: If I Had A Million Dollars

Tax Return Week: If I Had A Million Dollars

Tax Return Week
Welcome to "Tax Refund" Week! We are often asked the question "How do I get my Food Storage all in one shot?" ... or "I got money for a gift- what should I buy?"... With it being Tax Refund season, we get these questions even more. What better way to spend some potential "extra" money then on becoming more prepared! This week, we will be providing you with some planning tips to know how to find the holes in your food storage, and how to fill them. In our experience, we've found that when we have come upon extra money in the budget, it's our long term food storage we put our focus and energy into. Purchasing food for your three month supply and non-food items is best to do…
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