Let’s be clear, I am definitely not suggesting hoarding. That leads to chaos, panic, and stress for everyone in the community- it’s in no way helpful these days.
However, you don’t have to wait until you completely run out of something either. If you’re out of kidney beans, pick up an extra can (or 2). Ditto for other shelf or freezer-stable item.
Knowing what you use a lot of and what will keep is paramount- it makes no sense to stock up on something that will go bad and ultimately end up in the compost or landfill. Bulk purchases don’t have to be massive amounts of “extra” items- just a couple of extra items in your pantry is incredibly helpful to bridge the gaps in availability.
Some other ideas to consider:
The most important thing to remember: Label and date everything so it can be used rather than wasted.
Wishing you a marvelous day! I’d enjoy hearing what your favourite way to “bulk up” is- please drop me a line here or hop over to Facebook and join the conversation there!