How to Get Your Stockpile Started
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How to Get Your Stockpile Started

Posted on Monday, June 18th, 2012 at 11:12 am
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Stockpiling is all about organization and planning.  Here are some tips and tricks to help you get your stockpile started!

Where will you put all those groceries?  It is a good idea to set up a place for your stock pile before you start collecting it.  Some good choices include:  inside a walk-in closet, along one of the inside walls of your garage, in part of your basement, or in your kitchen pantry.  Don’t forget to plan ahead on the space that you will need inside your freezer for the frozen foods that are part of your stockpile.

Now that you know where all those groceries will be stored, it is time to get some shelves for them to sit on.  You might not need to buy extra shelves if your stockpile is in a closet or pantry.  One quick way to do that is to shop around for sturdy metal, or hard plastic, shelves that are designed to sit in people’s garages.  It is also a good idea to get a few of those large, plastic, storage containers that have air tight lids.  Those will be used to store scented soap, deodorant, shampoo, and air fresheners.

Once that is set up, it is time to start collecting coupons.  Go ahead and use your favorite coupon website!  There is a bit of a learning curve involved in doing the mathematics that come with extreme couponing.  Visit out Coupon Matchups to find the best sales this week paired up with current coupons.  Ultimately, though, this is something that you are going to have to sit down and find out how to make it work best for you.

There is another, quicker, option that can help you to get your stockpile started.  Make a special shopping trip to CostCo, Sam’s Club, or another store that sells groceries in bulk.  Use whatever coupons that the store will accept.  Pick up foods and household items that have a long shelf life, or that you can easily fit into your freezer.  The groceries from this one, special, shopping trip will become the seed that gets your stockpile growing into something large, useful, and money saving.

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