Can you ever have too much in your pantry??

@Hate2Iron (8034)
Canada
May 23, 2016 12:00pm CST
I swear, my husband knows the prices of things at the supermarket like there is no tomorrow!! I have already emptied two bookshelves so that we have more space for food... yes, this is one tiny house! Anyway, hubby told darling daughter last night that she should pick up more tins of beans on her way home from work, because they are on sale. She pointed out that we already have 7 cans on the shelf and we really don't need any more... especially if we get the word that we are going to move again. So, what do you think? If the price of an item is really good, to you buy it whether you need it or not?? I'm kind of sitting on the fence about this one!!
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@zarlamain (24874)
• United States
23 May 16
You really can never have too much in your pantry. It's smart to stock up especially when you undergo rainy days and can't manage to shop at grocery foods. You can rely on the stock in your pantry. I do this sometimes.
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@Hate2Iron (8034)
• Canada
23 May 16
LOL... I'm just getting tired of giving him another one of my bookshelves for food that we will still be eating this time next year!!
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@zarlamain (24874)
• United States
23 May 16
@Hate2Iron So funny! That's great! You don't have to spend extra money next time around on groceries.
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@Genipher (5169)
• United States
23 May 16
@Hate2Iron Hey, but now you know what to get him on his birthday...his own food shelf. Or shelves. And if you move to a big enough house, you can turn one of the rooms into a food pantry!
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@miniam (9232)
• Bern, Switzerland
23 May 16
Im on half salary because im half invalid so money is always tight, if/when i see something l know does not have a quick expiry date and it`s on sale, l will buy it, l also think of tighter months when l even have less money. If l did not go to the shops today, im sure l`ll be fine 6 months from because l have the food stuffs i need apart from very few items. So yes if the price is right,buy it
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@Hate2Iron (8034)
• Canada
23 May 16
Very long expiry date... top of the list!!
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@Marcyaz (35591)
• United States
23 May 16
It all depends on what the item is, tins of beans I would not buy any more. We have to pantries and they are pretty full as we had stocked up on a lot of cans and boxes to put in there.
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@Hate2Iron (8034)
• Canada
23 May 16
I think that what we have downstairs would feed us quite comfortably for a few months... okay, eating dry cereal could be a problem. ;)
@Marcyaz (35591)
• United States
23 May 16
@Hate2Iron It could be a problem eating dry cereal all the time.
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@Hate2Iron (8034)
• Canada
24 May 16
@Marcyaz Yeah... that occurred to me too lol!
@Genipher (5169)
• United States
23 May 16
If you've got the money, I don't see a problem. It's always good to have an extra store of foods for emergencies. Is your husband secretly a prepper?
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@Hate2Iron (8034)
• Canada
23 May 16
A prepper??? lol... I have no idea!
@Genipher (5169)
• United States
23 May 16
@Hate2Iron I'm assuming you know what a prepper is...?
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@Hate2Iron (8034)
• Canada
23 May 16
@Genipher I never heard the term before...
@marlina (79785)
• Canada
23 May 16
If I knew that I was going to move soon, no, I would not stock up.
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@Hate2Iron (8034)
• Canada
23 May 16
I'm thinking the same thing... but it's not a done deal!!
23 May 16
only if i am sure we will eat it before it expires!
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@Hate2Iron (8034)
• Canada
23 May 16
now that is true!! We are going to be eating a lot of beans on toast if we aren't careful. ;)
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@MGjhaud (20866)
• Philippines
24 May 16
if its something i kind of eat almost everyday, why not.
@JudyEv (137662)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 May 16
I don't mind having a few extra tins of this, that and other but there are limits. We buy small cans of tuna by the dozen but I know they'll get eaten and they are not often on special.
• Preston, England
23 May 16
even if it's a bargain I don't buy something unles I really want or need it