Our grocery budget is different than most since we almost always buy in bulk. Beef and chicken are purchased a few times a year in large quantities, bulk produce is purchased whenever possible and is canned, frozen, put in cold storage, or somehow preserved. Little House Living follows a special monthly budget to be able to buy this way. This a page of tips and resources on the topic of buying in bulk.
All About Buying in Bulk
Creating Cold Storage
Creating a Useful Stockpile
How to Stock Up
Stockpiling for Winter
Why Do You Stockpile?
Rotating Your Stockpile
Creating a 3 to 6 Month Supplies List
Being Realistic About What You Need
When Buying in Bulk Isn’t Best
Building a Whole Foods Stockpile
Small Space Storage
How to Build a Stockpile Quickly
Building a Stockpile
Practical Uses for Stockpiles
Make sure to find more practical uses for buying in bulk by reading about meal planning and canning and preserving. You can also find our specific shopping trips and how we spend our monthly food budget.
Also make sure to look for a bulk store in your area in your National Coop Bulk Store Database!