Saturday, July 2, 2011

Stockpiling to Save

When you hear about stockpiling, you probably picture hundreds of each item. It doesn’t have to be. You may be able to save money by having 1 or 2 extra of items you use regularly. There was an article in the newspaper today about stockpiling.

If you don’t have the money in your budget to purchase extras, try to save a little in other ways and add up until you have extra. I will share a few stories of my recent stockpiling. One of our local grocery stores had ketchup on sale for $1.85 and on the sign in the store it said that you would save $1.87 off regular price. So I bought 2 bottles and basically got 2 bottles for what I would have paid for 1 bottle at regular price. The same store had corn on the cob for 8 ears for $2. They also had some cleaned and packed. I looked and a 2 pack of cleaned corn was $2. So if you had the time to clean the corn you could get 8 ears for the same price as 2.

By stockpiling and having items you use regularly on hand you can also save yourself time by not having to run to the store every time you run out of something. By just having one or two extras you should be able to find room in your house to store the items. Unlike some of the people on the couponing shows on TV that have items stored in multiple rooms in their homes or total rooms and garages designated as stockpile storage.

So what can you stockpile to save yourself money?

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