Using coupons to stock up on the non-perishable items often use is a proven way to save money. Moreover, the best way to do this is to pay attention to the expiration dates of your coupons, and then make space for the items at home. Then, you will have plenty of the household products when you need them.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when stocking the pantry:
- Keep non-perishable items in dark, moisture-free areas that are between 55 and 70 degrees.
- Shelf life on the items can range widely, so it is good to know how long things last. Unopened cereal can last 6-9 months; basmati, wild, white, and jasmine rice in airtight containers can last more than a year; dried pasta can last two years past its expiration date, just to name a few. See our pantry food coupons to begin stocking up.
- Remember to buy pantry favorites when items are on sale and you have coupons for them. Learn how to stockpile and how to look for the best buys per the sales cycles for greater savings.
Also, check out the eight items worth buying in bulk to start stocking on the basic pantry essentials.