Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Pantry & Freezer Spring Cleaning Event

My hubby asked me the other day if I would work at spending as little as I could for groceries during the month of April so that we could pay down some lingering debt and get our budget back on track.   I agreed and I see that I am not going to be alone in my endeavors, as I found that Stephanie is going to be doing a month's worth of eating out of her pantry and freezer for April and last week Crystal aka MoneySavingMom did an "eating out of the pantry challenge" .

In order to keep me on track, I thought that I would work at blogging about the "Spring Cleaning" that is going to be occurring in my pantry and freezer. 

I will be purchasing milk, eggs, fresh fruit and veggies during April as I like to keep a fresh supply of these items on hand.  I will also need to get some meats as well because meatless meals just do not go over well with my meat lover family. 

I have bulk staple items like flour, oatmeal, and rice that I need to be using up along with other odds and ends of canned goods, like fruit and pumpkin.  I also have plenty of cake and cookie mixes that I have stockpiled from previous sales that I need to use up as well. 

I will be taking inventory of everything in the freezer and pantry in the next week along with making up meal suggestions for menu planning.  Updated: You can see the inventory results here.

It should be an interesting month!

Anyone else looking to do some spring cleaning???


Sherry said...

Woohoo! Hope you are able to have a great cleaning and help with the debt! :D You can do it!

Jennifer said...

good luck, i am thinking of doing something similar.

Lisa said...

Good luck! I am also doing this for the month of April. My freezer and pantry are stocked so this shouldn't be too hard. Can't wait to see how you do!

Donna said...

Oh how I love your pantry and your list above! Yummy!