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    so, as you all know, we just moved... we pretty much got rid of EVERYTHING in our cupboards and fridge to make things easier.

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    if you had a completely empty kitchen/pantry, what would YOU buy?
    we are a family of 4....2 adults, 2 kids (1 who doesn't eat much besides baby food and breastmilk)
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    New staple items, (if you didn't pack those).. flour, sugar, tea bags, rice... spices.. Butter, milk, cheese, sandwich stuff for easy meals while unpacking. Paper products, and ziploc bags, foil, plastic wrap.. Some snack stuff, crackers, and stuff like that. I'd restock the freezer with meats and veggies as well.

    Don't forget the baking soda for the fridge and freezer. And cleaning products, as well as a new mop/broom.

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    Canned food, Peanut butter, tuna fish, the staples mentioned above... Ummmm fruit, bread
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    Quote Originally Posted by MelissaMc424 View Post
    New staple items, (if you didn't pack those).. flour, sugar, tea bags, rice... spices.. Butter, milk, cheese, sandwich stuff for easy meals while unpacking. Paper products, and ziploc bags, foil, plastic wrap.. Some snack stuff, crackers, and stuff like that. I'd restock the freezer with meats and veggies as well.

    Don't forget the baking soda for the fridge and freezer. And cleaning products, as well as a new mop/broom.
    This is exactly what I was going to say. Also, don't forget your condiments like ketchup, mustard, mayo, salad dressings, marinades.... (I always forget that stuff)

    I also buy easy meals like mac n' cheese and spaghetti when we first move.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wife-n-mommy View Post
    This is exactly what I was going to say. Also, don't forget your condiments like ketchup, mustard, mayo, salad dressings, marinades.... (I always forget that stuff)

    I also buy easy meals like mac n' cheese and spaghetti when we first move.
    I bring an Electric skillet along with us when we PCS, that way I can cook right away.. we had hamburger helper type dinners the first few nights in our new place.. and that saved money on fast food.

    I totally forgot the condiments, but that's a big buy in this house too..

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    rice, pastas, soups
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    Definitely cheese bricks (my kids love cheese), breakfast cereal, trash bags, toilet paper, coffee, veggies (fresh, frozen, or canned), ketchup, mustard, mayo, milk, pb& j, eggs, tortillas (preferably made fresh in the store... I really miss that about living in TX!), hmmmm, I know there's a bunch more but my mind is drawing a blank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brentscrystal View Post
    Definitely cheese bricks (my kids love cheese), breakfast cereal, trash bags, toilet paper, coffee, veggies (fresh, frozen, or canned), ketchup, mustard, mayo, milk, pb& j, eggs, tortillas (preferably made fresh in the store... I really miss that about living in TX!), hmmmm, I know there's a bunch more but my mind is drawing a blank.

    I shouldnt read this thread lol cheese sounds yummy lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by MelissaMc424 View Post
    New staple items, (if you didn't pack those).. flour, sugar, tea bags, rice... spices.. Butter, milk, cheese, sandwich stuff for easy meals while unpacking. Paper products, and ziploc bags, foil, plastic wrap.. Some snack stuff, crackers, and stuff like that. I'd restock the freezer with meats and veggies as well.

    Don't forget the baking soda for the fridge and freezer. And cleaning products, as well as a new mop/broom.
    We've already had to do this twice in the past year
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    I'm visualizing the Great Lakes commissary in my head. I'd buy:

    Veggies - Onions, garlic, potatoes, bell peppers and tomatoes
    fresh fruits - bananas, apples, oranges
    snacks - cookies, chips, microwave popcorn
    breakfast items - oatmeal, cereal, pancake mix, syrup
    beverages - soda, drink mix, juice boxes, tea, coffee, creamer
    condiments - ketchup, mustard, mayo, salad dressing, bbq sauce, pickles
    spices - salt, pepper, garlic salt, soy sauce, olive oil, oregano, chili powder, etc
    canned goods (whatever are staples in your household)
    bag of sugar and flour (and other baking items you use regularly)
    meats (if applicable) - ground beef, chicken breast, pork chops
    bread, lunchmeat
    Dairy - milk, cheese slices, eggs

    Hope this helps Good luck! My very first trip to the commissary (just married, first time living apart from mom & dad) took THREE hours only because I had no idea what I needed to get. I think I went through each aisle at the commissary at least 3 or 4 times! It didn't help that DH was TAD at the time and coming home in a few days - I was trying to be the good housewife and have everything ready before he got home LOL.
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