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Kelly Hancock is a wife and mommy...full time. Foodie, coffee addict, amateur photographer...part time. Savvy saver...big time. Kelly left her job as a successful sales rep for a Fortune 500 company when her daughter was born. Because her family (and her mortgage) had depended on two incomes, this exile from...

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  1. “When we’re out of milk, I never have any on hand. But one thing we never run out of is cereal.”

    It sounds goofy but the only time we run out of milk is when we only have 1 gallon in the fridge. Usually we buy two cos we go through it so fast.

    • “When we’re out of milk, I never have any on hand. But one thing we never run out of is sugar.”
      left off my info before

  2. When we’re out of ________, I never have any on hand. But one thing we never run out of is ________.
    I actually have to agree with the person above. Milk (my husband is always saying we should have powdered milk on hand for just that reason) and cereal because I always stockpile that.

  3. When we’re out of milk I never have any on hand. But one thing we never run out of is deodorant!

  4. When we’re out of bread, I never have any on hand. But one thing we never run out of is oatmeal.”

  5. When we are out of Chinese chili sauce, I never have any on hand. But one thing we never run out of is cereal.

  6. When we’re out of Sausage Gravy Packets (I know! Even sounds awful – one of the only things I make from a packet) I never have any on hand. But one thing we never run out of is BBQ Sauce.

    (How did I get three bottles in my house at one time!?)

  7. When we’re out of napkins I never have any on hand. But one thing we never run out of is mustard.

    Yes, I know… how much actual eating can you do with mustard?? But our local produce store ran a deal when they first opened their Boar’s Head deli counter that when you bought a pound of meat you got a free bottle of Boar’s Head mustard. We have several in the stockpile. I even turned some down because, really how much mustard does a person need??

  8. When we run out of kleenex, I never have any on hand, but we never run our of toilet paper.

  9. When we’re out of my husband’s Crew Fibre hair stuff , I never have any on hand (because it’s so expensive!). But one thing we never run out of is Ghiradelli Triple Chocolate Brownie Mix.”

  10. When we run out of eggs, I never have any on hand. But one thing we never run out of is toothpaste or shampoo!!

  11. When we’re out of oatmeal, I never have any on hand. But one thing we never run out of is bread.”

  12. When we’re out of milk, I never have any on hand. But one thing we never run out of is _toothpaste_.”

  13. When we’re out of milk, I never have any on hand. But one thing we never run out of is dog food! We always make sure we have enough food for our German Shepherd! But, my 3 kids go thru milk so fast, I am always running out to get more!

  14. When we run out of eggs, I never have any on hand, but one thing we never run out of is shampoo or toliet paper.

  15. When we run out of milk, I never have any on hand, but we never run out of pantie liners….

    If is really silly but it is the one thing that I have became really good at couponing for…. I have yet to pay more then tax for any of them since I started 2 months ago.

  16. When we run out of milk, I never have any on hand, but we never run out of cookies of sweets in the pantry….. there always one kind on sale…..

  17. “When we’re out of ________, I never have any on hand. But one thing we never run out of is ________.”

    Pop is what we run out of but we never run out of tea. My husband gets boxes of it from people and does not make it but maybe once a week or once every couple of weeks.

  18. When we’re out of mayo., I never have any on hand, but one thing we never run out of is toliet paper.

    • I am right there with ya! We never run out of coffee and I see to it. That is my supreme staple, it gets me through some days of craziness! 🙂

  19. When we’re out of medicine, I never have any extra on hand. But one thing we never run out of is shampoo (thank you, drug stores!).

  20. When were out of cheese I never have any on hand. But one thing we never run out of is toilet paper.

  21. When we are out of milk, I never have any on hand but one thing we never run out of is tomato sauce.

  22. When we are out of milk, I never have any on hand. But we never run out of toilet paper.

    I have thought of getting powdered milk or even the milk in boxes that is storable for a time at room temperature… but I don’t remember to put it on the shopping list. However, I buy the toilet paper and paper towels in bulk and never run out. I have a rule… if there are only 6 rolls of paper towels left… time to get more… with toilet paper… it is the last layer in the package they come in which is 36 so when 12 are left we get more. I am always worried that we will get stuck inside with ice or snow during the winter… New Jersey doesn’t get a lot of snow but the last few years it has. I does get a lot of ice on the roads and I don’t want to have to risk my life for toilet paper or anything else. It would be Wonderful to have a fully stocked pantry !!!

  23. When we are out of toilet paper, I never have any on hand but on thing we never run out of is pasta.

  24. When we’re out of eggs, I never have any on hand. But one thing we never run out of is pasta.”

  25. When we run out of toilet paper, I never have any on hand. But one thing we never run out of is peanut butter.

    It seems like we have lots of extra rolls of tp all the time, then all of a sudden there’s not a single roll left in the house! Right now, though, I think we have 4 jars of pb in the house…

  26. I usually run out of eggs because I don’t buy that many–try to stockpile cereal, milk, and healthy bag meals for the week.

    Another great post this week is exciting with you on Incourage!

  27. When we’re out of salt, I never have any on hand. The one thing we never run out of is toilet paper.

    Sounds silly but salt is the hardest thing for me to remember to put on my list.

  28. When we’re out of _yogurt_, I never have any on hand. But one thing we never run out of is _tea_.”

    Mainly because I always ensure that we have enough tea bags to make it through the week! I can’t live without my iced tea!

  29. When we’re out of pickles, I never have any on hand. But one thing we never run out of is toothpaste.”

  30. When we’re out of milk (I haven’t tried freezing it yet), I never have any on hand. But one thing we never run out of is applesauce (that is my go to snack).

  31. When we’re out of bread I never have any on hand but we always have some type of deli meat (that would need the bread).

  32. “When we’re out of lettuce, I never have any on hand. But one thing we never run out of is salad dressing.”

  33. when we’re out of stamps i never have any on hand, but we never run out of milk or eggs. (i buy four gallons at a time and 4 cartons of 18 eggs at a time because we eat eggs every other morning).

  34. When we’re out of milk, I never have any on hand. But one thing we never run out of is toothpaste.

  35. Stockpiling is great! I’ve used it to save money on our groceries and we’re just a family of two (with one more on the way).

    I’ve run out of milk for sure, but I’ve never ran out of shampoo thanks to stockpiling!

  36. “When we’re out of ____Q-tips____, I never have any on hand. But one thing we never run out of is ____toothpaste____.”

  37. When we’re out of tomato sauce, I never have any on hand. But one thing we never run out of is pasta.”

  38. When we’re out of shallots, I never have any on hand. But one thing we never run out of is creative grace…I am forever in need of that…especially in the midst of making a recipe and finding someone ate part of the ingredients. Thank the Lord for the concept of substitution!

  39. When we’re out of toilet bowl cleaner, I never have any on hand. But one thing we never run out of is toilet paper or Kleenex.”

  40. When we’re out of toilet paper, I never have any on hand. But one thing we never run out of is oatmeal.

    I LOVE oatmeal so I always have it!

  41. Kelly,

    When you say grocery budget, what does that include? Does your grocery budget include toiletries, cleaning supplies, make-up, etc?

  42. “When we’re out of milk, I never have any on hand. But one thing we never run out of is coffee.” I love coffee so much, I make sure I always have a stockpile of it! The day I run out….well, it’s going to be a not so nice day!!

  43. “When we’re out of milk, I never have any on hand. But one thing we never run out of is sugar.”

  44. “When we’re out of coffee, I never have any on hand. But one thing we never run out of is CHEESE.”

  45. When we’re out of milk, I never have any on hand. But one thing we never run out of is toilet paper.

  46. When we are out of milk I never have any on hand. But, we never run out of liquid dish detergent!

  47. When we’re out of tissues, I never have any on hand. But one thing we never run out of is toilet paper.

  48. When we’re out of milk, I never have any on hand. But one thing we never run out of is cereal!

  49. When we’re out of milk, I never have any on hand. But one thing we never run out of is oatmeal.

  50. “When we’re out of milk, I never have any on hand. But one thing we never run out of is TOOTHPASTE”!

  51. When we are out of bread, I never have any on hand. But one thing we never run out of is cheese!

  52. When we are out of paper towels, I never have any on hand, but one thing we never run out of is messes!!!!!

  53. “When we’re out of strength, I never have any on hand. But one thing we never run out of is God’s reserve to provide when we ask.”

  54. Complete this sentence in a comment below, and you’ll be entered to win one of two copies of Kelly’s book, Saving Savvy: “When we’re out of Tea, I never have any on hand. But one thing we never run out of is Sugar.”

  55. “When we’re out of {spaghetti sauce}, I never have any on hand. But one thing we never run out of is {pasta}.”

  56. When we’re out of tissue we never seem to have any on hand(and I have a bad cold right now). But one thing we never run out of is pasta & pasta sauce.

  57. When we’re out of coffee creamer we never seem to have any on hand. But one thing we never run out of is milk.