Decluttering the Kitchen Pantry: Frugal February
This is my sister’s genius idea.She has a superhero power that enables her to stretch a dollar and make it two, while at the same time, spring cleaning her kitchen.
She is onto something.
Here is one of her tricks…
For the month of February, she does not grocery shop.
Let me explain…
She still makes her growing family almost every meal they eat but only uses what she has in her pantry to do so.
This delicious idea saves them a bunch of money.
This fabulous idea prevents a lot of packaged food from expiring.
This crazy idea pushes her to experiment and tryout a bunch of Pinterest ideas.
This genius idea sneakily cleans a part of her house that a majority of us would like to close the door and not think about.
From what I understand she “shops” from her pantry weekly and takes the stuff she wants to focus on and work with, over to a cabinet by the stove. From there she picks and chooses what she will create today, making soups and casseroles, snacks and treats.
Her Pinterest boards are pretty amazing.
She admits to one loophole. She can buy something from the grocery store in order to make a dish but the bulk ingredients have to come from her pantry.
She does the same thing with her freezer.
Then BOOM she is already ahead of the game when it comes to spring cleaning.
Now, if I ever figure out how she is able to buy 27 large bags of M&M’s for a total of 27 cents with all these coupons and code words and secret handshakes…
I’ll let you know.