Staple Stockpile Items for Barbecue Season…
Barbecue season is finally here and in this article, I want to share some helpful stockpile tips for products that are basic necessities to have added in your pantry. Early today, I posted the beginning of our barbecue series in our love food section and I thought it might be a good idea to incorporate items that are obviously needed to start stocking up on. If you’re wondering precisely what is a stockpile, click here and the link will take you to tips for beginners.
When it comes down to any kind of barbecue that you might have, it is always best to have certain items already on hand so that you don’t have to keep running back and forth to the store. Doing all of that running around can possibly make you spend more money than really need to. So let’s discuss some stockpile items worth bulking up on.
Staple items that are needed
Condiments- You can always bulk up anytime of the year on condiments, however, according to The Krazy Coupon Lady website, the best time to get all your condiments, seasonings, and canned goods, is going to be in the summer time. This is called the traditional “sale cycle”. It’s beneficial to start stocking up on all of those items because you’re definitely going to need them for any kind of barbecue.
Meat- What’s a barbecue without meat?! The good thing about summertime specials, is that many local grocery stores have a considerable amount of sales weekly on meat. Though the price of certain meats has gone up, be sure to price compare before you go shopping. Try getting a family pack so you’re able to freeze what you won’t be eating right away.
Charcoal/lighter fluid- Depending on your preference because I know a lot of people prefer different selections of charcoal and lighter fluid, this is an important item to add to a stockpile. Whenever you see either one go on sale and you have already done your research on price comparing store by store in the paper, be sure to pick up a few. You don’t want to run out, unless you have a gas grill.
Chips and snacks- Meat and condiments are not the only stars of a barbecue, so don’t forget to add in your snacks as well. If the food may take a while, it helps to have something to munch on in the meantime. If you happen to find a sale that has buy one get one free (BOGO), that’s a good deal worth stocking up on. You might see a lot of grocery stores offering that during the summer months.
Paper plates and plastic ware- The last thing to have added to your list, is your paper plates and plastic ware. No one is going to feel like washes dishes after having a good time with friends and family, therefore, investing in disposable items will save you time also money! This can include aluminum serving dishes that you can purchase at the dollar store.
Quick Tip: Always check your sales ads
I cannot express how important it is to get the Sunday paper! Not only will you find your local stores deals for the week, there are also coupons as well. Having the coupons from the newspaper along with having some that you can find online, will undoubtedly save you a great amount of money. Also, don’t forget that many dollar stores offer great deals if you really want to just spend a dollar on an item!