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Do you stockpile household items or food?

I have lots of paper products - I buy on sale or with coupons. Ditto cleaning & hygiene items.

 
booklover545

Asked by booklover545 at 8:48 AM on Sep. 25, 2012 in Home & Garden

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  • I buy paper items in bulk from Sams' Club. I always try to maintain TP, paper towels and kleenex. I tend to stock up on canned foods during the winter season, especially soups, tomato sauce, and even pasta. That's about it. I do use coupons for items that are exceptionally good, which means I have to get them for next to nothing. We have a Sear's Grand that has an excellent clearance section and usually use most coupons there. We also are lucky enough to have a great store here that sells over stocks and items that are no longer available, I do excellent there! I buy deodorant, soap, and razors there.
    m-avi

    Answer by m-avi at 10:59 AM on Sep. 25, 2012

  • Absolutely. What comes out of the garden goes into canning jars. Meat from the pasture goes into the freezer (although more and more into canning jars). When someone hands me a bushel of apples or a bag of potatoes it gets canned or dehydrated and stored in jars. I have over 900 jars, and at any given time at least 2/3 of them are filled. The only paper product I buy regularly is tp ~ although as my one pup ages and makes more messes I've been buying paper towels again. I stock up on wheat and other baking items. Once every few weeks I bring home feed sacks full of sawdust (use it for litter for the cats) for free from the sawmill. I have a farm and we pretty much raise/grow what we eat. Since the garden isn't producing all year, the only way to eat all year is to stock up.
    Farmlady09

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 12:42 PM on Sep. 25, 2012

  • To a point. I live almost 20 miles from a grocery store or anything, so I do stock up on certain things especially in winter.
    idareyou

    Answer by idareyou at 8:49 AM on Sep. 25, 2012

  • Not really. Whenever I grab the last of something, I add it to the list to get 1 or 2 more on my next trip to the store. (depending on sales & coupons I have) I've found buying the store brand paper towels in a 6 pack costs less than $1.00/roll tho, so that is about it for stocking up. Besides canned goods of course.

    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 8:59 AM on Sep. 25, 2012

  • Not really. It's a 5 minute walk to the grocery store so it's easy to go buy something if we forget it. Living in an appartment, we don't have that much room to store things.
    ajc03

    Answer by ajc03 at 9:20 AM on Sep. 25, 2012

  • No. I don't have a ton of storage space. I pretty much just buy what I need when I need it.
    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:28 AM on Sep. 25, 2012

  • Nope, I don't have the room for a ton of extra stuff. I will get buy 1 get 1 free at times and hang on to the extra, but not much more than that.
    kmath

    Answer by kmath at 10:13 AM on Sep. 25, 2012

  • Just on a few items like toilet paper, but I dont havethe space in my house for much
    Alisim

    Answer by Alisim at 10:40 AM on Sep. 25, 2012

  • No I don't ,but I would like to start so I don't have to worry about running out of things I need especially since money is tight.
    JennieMarie1103

    Answer by JennieMarie1103 at 1:03 PM on Sep. 25, 2012

  • I have a small stockpile. I have a large cupboard that is maybe 4 feet tall, 4 feet wide, and 2.5 feet deep that I use to store food, and then I have a tote under one of the bathroom sinks that I use to store bathroom products. I have enough to where I can stock up a little when there are sales, but not to go crazy.

    That said, I only shop sales, and I buy several of items that I use regularly during the sale. It works out that just by doing this, I always have enough of everything on hand to make my meals from without going out and buying something specific. For example, I just bought 4 bottles of Italian dressing that was on sale for $1 because I use it a lot for marinating and on salads...it will be enough to get me through until the next sale. I got a bag of sugar even though I'm not out because I use it regularly and it was a good sale, etc.
    Mom-2-3-Girlz

    Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 1:34 PM on Sep. 25, 2012