Is anyone else starting to hoard the stuff that the shops ran out of before. I must admit I have 5 bags of flour on the side and about 70 loo rolls. I don’t want to run out but I hate the fact that I’ve succumbed to this.
I’m not fond of keeping flour for a long time because when I was much much younger I got flour mites and they got everywhere and into everything. I’m wondering whether to store them in the freezer. I’ve just about got room. I don’t have much fridge space so I only keep the bag that I’m using in there.
I’ve also got a box of tinned soups in the garage.
Maggzz, we are all living in strange times. Is your area in another lockdown? I don't think that it will be much longer before our council ask for the Government to intervene. I opened a new pack of loo rolls yesterday and made a mental note to get more when I do my next shop. I do have another new pack of four, I'm really ok. But. I will still get some. I have soup in the freezer, I get the fresh soup mixes when supermarkets are almost giving them away. I always store spare bags of flour in the freezer. I also have one in a sealed plastic box in the cupboard. I don't use much, so I need to be extra careful. You don't sound like a hoarder, some people buy so much and then finish up throwing things in the bin when they go out of date! You have your family to think about, take care.
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I never knew you could put flour in the freezer! What a mine of information this forum is - what does it go like when it's frozen, does it stay powdery or stick together? We have a stock of tinned food in the cupboard and bought loo rolls when we went to Costco in June, so still lots of those left. I get where you are coming from Magggzzz, it can cause a shortage if everyone decides to stock up, however I figure if we had to self-isolate for 2 weeks we wouldn't be able to go out and shop (even Click & Collect) so it makes sense to have enough to tide us over.
I was a bit unsure about storing it in the freezer. I was worried it might come out as a solid block. I just never want to see those flour mites again. I’ve put them all in a bag to stop damp getting in.
Once I get going I can end up going through a lot in a short time.
I like the idea of freezing the fresh soup Trisha, never thought of that, will look out for some good deals . I think many people went a bit over the top with the groceries last time, but for people who don't live near stores, I totally understand having to do that. I have been stocking up on tinned and packet stuff since the start of this, just a few extra a week, not buying en masse and it gently builds up to a good store that could last for months. I think the shortages happen when so many buy sooo much all at the same time. But it's good to keep a good stock of essentials in case we get caught out.
I keep my flour in it's bags in one of these. I have never seen flour mites
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Post by Lancashire Lass on Oct 11, 2020 19:41:04 GMT
A friend’s daughter works at Waitrose and she told me yesterday that there are items on sale that are now restricted in number. My pantry is fuller than it’s ever been but well stocked with everything rather than lots of a few things. My one worry is loo roll. I’ve signed up to Who Gives A Crap so they will automatically send more when the time is right. There is a choice when signing up as to how many in your household. When it ran out everywhere during lockdown they were still supplying their regulars.