Buying extra food during sale time is a great way to save money, but not if you can't find it when you need it or forget that you have it at all. Organization is really the key. You need to be able to see the extra food that you have, and you have to rotate it so that it doesn't go bad. Building or buying shelves that allow you to see your stores is a great idea. DH and DS this weekend worked on ours. Apparently you can buy the plastic end pieces that allow you to insert 2x4's to build these shelves. The plastic pieces can be found at your local Lowe's and Home Depot. It takes just a few screws to get everything put together. I'm hoping to get a few more of these shelves, but this is a great start.
With suprises like this, I may leave my husband and son home bored more often.