I’m not an alarmist! Why do I preface so many posts with that? 🙂 But, I’ve mentioned several times before about the cost of groceries going up. When we know what’s coming and we can prepare for it, we’re not shocked and we’re not fearful. This article was in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal.
I find myself walking down the aisles of the grocery store shaking my head in disbelief at some of the prices. There are some frivolous things that I normally buy that I’ve passed over lately because of the cost. It’s not that we technically can’t afford it . . it’s just that I can’t bring myself to pay the prices on some of the things I don’t need. Asparagus was over $5/pound so it got scratched off my grocery list recently. When Chad was in elementary and middle school, he drank tons of milk. I feel bad for people buying milk for growing boys and girls.
This is when I’m so glad to have a pantry full of canned goods, dehydrated bell peppers, and all the other items I’ve stashed when they were on sale.
Recently our grocery store had 4 pounds of sugar for $1.49 and I stocked up. I’ve been happy to get it when it was less than .50/pound so $1.49 for 4 pounds was a great price for our area. I hope I have enough sugar to last me til it goes on sale again.
If you have storage space and a bit of extra cash, you can stock up on items on sale and it will help a lot during these days of high grocery prices.