Sweet Sugar Sale

Last week I found a sale flyer in my mailbox for a local grocery store, Harvest Foods, advertising 10 pound bags of sugar for $4.99.

I thought, "Whoa. That is a good deal!"

Sure enough. I called around to see if any of the stores around us could beat that price. Kroger, Walmart, Save-a-Lot, even Sam's Club all were higher in price. Surprisingly, Kroger, the store where I do most of our grocery shopping, was running the highest price of all!

Now, granted it was not "name brand" sugar. But let me tell ya, sugar is sugar at our house.

Saturday afternoon I picked up four 10 pound bags of sugar for a little over $20.00. Due to Kyle's food allergies, I have learned to make almost everything we eat from scratch. I might have mentioned it before, and forgive me if I have, but there are some weeks that I run my bread maker four out of seven days.

Needless to say, we eat up some sugar. Hopefully these bags of sugar will last us through Christmas.

Now I just need to figure out the best way to store them. Our freezer is jam-packed right now, or I would just pile it all in there. I have been reading about buckets and lids, bags and sealers, cans and jars, but which is the best way?

Any suggestions?

Much love,


  1. Hey Whitney! Thanks for your blog recommendation!! As for your dilemma, we have a plastic upright container with a snap shut lid from Container Store that we use to store 50 lbs of whole wheat flour! It doesn't take up a lot of room and keeps things air tight! Now that we are grinding our own, we will have to find a new use for it though! Hope that helps!
    I'm a new blog follower - as Ashleigh! :)

  2. I ordered buckets from emergency essentials ( http://beprepared.com/product.asp_Q_pn_E_MS%20C201_A_name_E_6-Gallon%20Bucket%20with%20Lid ) for my stuff I buy a lot of-sugar, flour, & rice. Since I'm always refilling them I didn't bother with the gamma lids

  3. @ Thankfully Thrifty: Thank you so much for the advice! I would love to know more about grinding flour. I am very interested in learning how, the pros and cons, etc. We go through a ton of flour.

    @ Marji: Thanks for the link. I will have to check them out. Do you just store the buckets in a closet? Or is your pantry large enough to hold all of them? I don't have a pantry at all. I am curious to know some alternative places to store.