I found a list on pinterest on stocking up your shelves for only $5/week. I had a couple of issues with the list. First, if food and meals are a top priority, I certainly didnt need 180 pounds of sugar by the end of the year. Second, my hubby and I are the only ones who eat tomato soup and so 12 cans was a little extreme. Thirdly, they didn't have any water on the list. We live on a well and if it freezes, no water, so that is a priority for us.
I made myself a new list and put in things that I thought we would need and eat. I also upped the amount to $7.50, I know I'm a wild woman. And I added on $5 a week for non-food items.
Next week is the first week and I'll be getting:
5 gallons of water
3 lbs of salt
1 package of toilet paper
Doesn't look very exciting does it?