In the last article in this series we talked about learning some basic skills to save you money when prices go up. But what use are those basic skills if you don' t have a stockpile of items to use to do them with? Here is some things that you should consider stockpiling to use for basic skills.
- Threads, several colors.
- Needles, various sizes.
- Scrap fabric for patches.
- Good scissors.
- Yeast. Get the already vacuum sealed packages and when you open one, but the rest in the freezer to keep it good for a long time.
- Flour, sugar, salt. Basic baking foods.
- A good bread pan or baking sheet. I recommend stonewear.
- A good pair of scissors.
- A reliable hair trimmer.
If there are other basic skills you are learning, don't forget to stock up on what you need for them! I love to crochet and I make all my own washcloths and dishrags out of a cotton yarn, when I found out the price of cotton was going to go up I started stockpiling my favorite 100% cotton yarn so I could continue making cloths for us. It's smart to plan ahead!
Learn more about Practical Food Storage and Preparing for Price Increases. And make sure you check out how to save and live better in all areas of your life on the Making the Most page!
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