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Stocking up on food is a necessity for any household. And since going to the grocery store is a must-do, then it's best to make it as painless...

Learn How Long Food Lasts

Building a grocery stockpile? Learn what foods you can stock-up on and how you should store them to get the most for your grocery dollars.

Know When to Stock Up on Groceries with a Basic Food Algorithm

Ever wonder when things go on sale at the grocery store? Here's your guide to grocery sale cycles for the entire year. Know when to stock up on certain grocery items and when to wait until things go on sale. Get the best deals and plan for the whole year.

neat idea to organize what is cheapest where and plan accordingly on what foods to stock up on when I am at that particular store

Once you've figured out the need for food storage and why it's important even if your not a "prepper" now comes the challenging part: what to store. Should you stock up at the grocery store the next time Ramen is on sale? What about produce? How will you ensure your family is eating a balanced diet? Below are some quick guidelines for the bare minimum (survival mode not thriving) that I've put together from several resources.

Grocery Sales Cycles

Grocery Sales Cycles- what and when to stock up on things at the lowest sale prices

Deals to meals blog has great info on stocking up on food products when they go on sale. She even gives store names and prices so you don't have to do the work.