During the year 2010 I have often pulled from my grocery stockpile that I worked to build the year before. At this point the stash is getting low so one of my goals for this year is to rebuild it!
I could go out & drop lots of money to build it quickly, but I don’t want to do that. I’d rather take my time building it slowly based on sale items each week. That way I can build a great reserve while spending little money and with little impact to my weekly bottom line. I plan to document it all here on my blog so you guys can follow along & join me if you’d like. Each Friday I will post a list of the items I’ll add to my stockpile each week along with the stores & coupons to use.
Ready to get started? Let’s go!
3 Must do’s for building a Grocery Stockpile!
- You’ll Need Coupons – Many of you already have this down, but just in case you don’t you’ll need several copies of the Sunday Paper Each week. I get 10. That way I’ll have the coupons I need to purchase a large quantity of something if it’s super cheap or free with coupons.
- Get those coupons organized – I use a file box with hanging folders for mine. I don’t clip the coupons each week, but organize them in my file box by insert date. Keep an eye out for a post on just that topic later. This is crucial for making this a stress-free activity.
- Plan Your Space – I have a fairly large pantry with shelf space to put my groceries. You’ll also need a place for health & beauty items like Toothbrushes, soap, toothpaste, deodorant, razors, etc. Also, don’t forget to scope out where you’ll keep your cleaning products and freezer items(the freezer, maybe?)
Disclaimer: Just thought I’d point out that I’m not talking hoarding here. I just plan to stock up on things that my family will actually use at a reasonable amount:)
This post is a part of We Are That Family’s Works For Me Wednesday!