One thing people talk a lot about when couponing is Stockpiling, we hear this term a lot more on that TLC show don’t we? Do you stock pile? Is this something completely new for you?
I don’t think couponing, or bargain hunting has ever been a new concept for me. Like I said before I use to coupon before, just not to the extent I am now. I often joke with my dad that he can make a penny cry. I LOVE (I don’t think I can make that word big enough) Black Friday Shopping – I love the hunt and the chase of the deal. I must get this from my dad, my mom says she hates shopping.
Buying in bulk, at Cost-co, Sam’s club, or other stores is something I did all through college. I’d get my financial aid returns, and I’d go spend half of it right away – on food for the freezer, cupboards and even toiletries. I’d make sure I was stocked up for a couple months. I didn’t know if I’d have the money for it later – my job at the time didn’t pay the best – just enough to cover rent.
I’ve always had a small stock pile – making sure I had food available when I needed it. This was more important when I found out about my food allergies. It’s just a habit I have done for years now, and still do. Our cupboards are full “Mother Hubbard’s cupboard is never empty around here” is what I tell people. It’s great for when I don’t know what to make for dinner or (like today) I’m sitting here and think “wow, tacos sound great!” I have everything I need except lettuce and sour cream.
Our stock pile fits in our cupboards and on two shelving units in the basement – it doesn’t take over our house. We are set food wise, except milk of course, for the next couple months. And health and beauty wise, probably for a close to a year. Even our cats have food for a few months :).
So how big is your stock pile? Do you snag every deal you find or are you selective?
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