7 Ways to Stretch Money and Food

Photo by Jeff Sheldon on Unsplash
Photo by Jeff Sheldon on Unsplash

Countless stories of unemployment are heard all over the US and the rest of the world due to the Coronavirus pandemic continue to raise fears about housing and the ability to put food on the table. At last count, there were 30 million Americans who recently filed unemployment claims over the month and half.

As states push to try and find healthy ways to reopen slowly, we now hear concerns of meat shortages. All of this is going on as we continue to deal with non-food shortages of things like disinfectant spray, disinfectant wipes, personal protective equipment and even hand sanitizer.

So much of this can leave people in a state of anxiety and panic trying to figure out simple things like being able to eat. Fortunately, I came from a family with southern roots and we knew how to make food last but not everyone has that experience.

Check out the tips below to help you and your family make your food last to as we work through this unprecedented time:

  1. Consider starting a vegetable garden. If you don’t have a yard, purchase planters for your balcony or patio like the City Picker Raised Grow Beds. I just ordered them so I hope they come in handy. If that’s a financial strain, no worries good old pots from the dollar store will do to start your garden.

Don’t let a fear of scarcity make you feel like you won’t make it. Take inventory of what you have at home and use these as well as other creative ways you have to make them last. Don’t give up on those flour or corn tortillas, there are a bunch of different ways to use them and lots of other things. You can do it!

Photo Credit: Photo by Jeff Sheldon

Trauma-informed #emotionalintelligence coach, diversity consultant & speaker writing about everything to help you live, love, and prosper in the best way!

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