3 Month Supply Planning and Sharing

Just For Fun, Three Month Supply
Making a plan for what to store in your 3 month supply of food can be challenging and overwhelming. We both have very different styles of planning and cooking so we understand that there isn't a perfect solution that fits every personality, and cooking type. Julie doesn't cook with recipes all that often and likes to have lots of ingredients in her storage then she just creates. Jodi prefers to have a very detailed plan with each meal planned. Whatever your style, make sure you check out our BabyStep 3 Page: 3 month supply. We have a spreadsheet that can help you plan your meals, and then it automatically populates an inventory list and takes the guess work out of figuring out what to buy. Before you start on the…
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Grandma Lori Food Storage Room REVEALED

CanOrganizers, Extreme Food Storage Makeover, Organization
If you're following Grandma Lori's Extreme Food Storage Makeover, you know that last time we left off with a "to be continued" after Julie TEASED you with pictures of the 3 month supply shop. Well now we are showing your the pantry - all organized and BEAUTIFUL! I love making labels... can you tell? Watch the video to see how Grandma Lori reacted when she saw it all put together! These shelves were easy to assemble - Julie's husband did them all - and he's not the handy one ;). They are priced very well and make your pantry oh so cute! NEXT UP: THE SCARY STUFF....LONG TERM FOOD STORAGE...
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WE HAVE A PLAN!

Extreme Food Storage Makeover
If you're following Grandma Lori's Extreme Food Storage Makeover, you know that last week we left off with a "to be continued" after Julie asked Lori all the questions to make Grandma Lori's personal 3 month plan. Julie opened up her favorite computer software program.... excel... and went to town putting in Lori's dinner recipes into our 3 month supply planning sheet. We put in 12 different dinners, then repeated the more popular ones to get 30 days of dinners We then watched excel do all the math for a 3 month supply We put in a variety of lunch, snack and breakfast ideas and guessed what she would use in a month and allowed excel to do the math to get us 3 months To see the completed excel…
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Day 4: Food Storage Christmas (3 month plan)

Christmas Gifts, Three Month Supply
It's recommended before getting heavily into storing "long term foods" such as grains and legumes, to start with a 3 month supply of foods you typically eat. Ideally you'll start gradually using your grains and legumes in foods you typically eat, but before getting overwhelmed with that ... start with your typical foods: Options that are Free or Under $1 Planning Sheets Print out these worksheets to help someone get started on their 3 Month Plan. There is an Instruction Sheet, a Menu Plan Sheet and an Inventory Sheet. You will need to print the Menu Plan Sheet multiple times depending on how many different meals you want to plan. There is also a video tutorial to go along with these forms found here. Put the printed worksheets in sheet…
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3 Month Food Supply Planning Tools

Helpful Tools, Three Month Supply
We now have tools for EVERYONE to plan their 3 month food supply (and it only took 3 full days to get it all ready for you - so we hope you USE them ;). Up until now we have had this intense and "awesome" spreadsheet. However we're excited to announce two new ways to plan your three month supply - a new and improved excel spreadsheet, and printable forms. The new excel spreadsheet is a lot more intuitive and easy to fill out with the same end results of the old one. We also created printable forms you can use to fill in with good old fashion pens and pencils for those of you who may not have access to excel. The NEW Excel To download the new excel…
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Using My Grocery List Sale Sheet

Budgeting, Julie's Progress, Three Month Supply
So I have ALWAYS wondered - IS COSTCO REALLY CHEAPER THAN WALMART? Well tonight- I put my sale comparison sheet from our 3 month food storage spreadsheet to use. I have been a member at Costco for years, but I only buy my chicken there. Mostly because I'm too lazy to cut off fat, and this chicken is always perfect with no fat. Anyways, every time I go, I look at prices and think, it's probably cheaper at Walmart, grab my chicken and leave. SO- I printed out my little sheet that tells me how much I usually spend for things at Walmart. Since I had the sizes and price per oz, it was so easy for me to decide which items to buy at COSTCO vs. WALMART. Anyways, I…
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Planning Your 3 Month Food Supply (BabyStep 3)

Three Month Supply, Videos
FINALLY - A SOLUTION! How do you decide what to include in your 3 Month Food Supply? How do you determine how MUCH of each item to buy? How do you keep track of your current inventory and what you still need to buy? How do you make sure you are stocking up when items are ON SALE? We couldn't find a solution for these questions, so we created one! We have developed a 3 Month Food Supply Worksheet that will help you outline meal plans, convert them into the number of items you need to buy AUTOMATICALLY, and then track your inventory including current prices for each product. View our instructional video before you get started! Let us know what you think of the 3 Month Food Supply Worksheet…
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