Stockpile Tip: 3-Drawer Cabinets!

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Calling all stockpilers! My stockpile tip for this week is a super, simple tip, but one I have used for sometime, 3-drawer plastic cabinets to sort toiletry goods! Recently a friend asked what the most utilized item in my stockpile was, and without a doubt I replied, that I used my 3-drawer cabinets the most! Why these cabinets? Well, they are affordable, as I purchased my four bins for $12 each at my local Walmart, as well they are easily labeled, and the best part, they clearly show the contents of each bin! Another added bonus is that the cabinets can be stored under tables, in existing shelving, or stored in pantry, cupboard, bathroom and bedroom closet areas.

These shelves are a true necessity for every stockpiler!

Here’s to saving!

Stockpile Tips: Rotate Your Stockpile Monthly!

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Good morning, again savvy savers! Continuing with this months Spring Cleaning theme, I wanted to remind you, as part of our weekly Couponing Stockpile Series, to make the most of your food and products stockpile by rotating your goods! Just a thought, I generally try to look through my stockpile monthly, but your time scale might be weekly, evenly quarterly; just as long as you do take time to do so.

With this in mind, here are a few tips:

1) Keeping your stockpile organized, orderly, and to date is very important when you stock up!

2) Be sure to make the tops of goods, using a sharpie, with expiration dates; this is especially helpful for cereal and the like!

3) Also, be sure to rotate your stash by expiration date; always arrange your products so that goods soonest are towards the front.

4) Shop with your stockpile in mind; always check to see what you have on hand, and then purchase goods with these numbers in mind!

5) Also rotate personal good items as well; all cosmetics, shampoo, conditioners, vitamins, and toothpaste also have best-by dates.

6) As well, items close to expiration, consider donating to family, friends, churches, and food banks!

Here’s to saving!

Stockpile Tip: Clipboard Inventory Lists!

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Hello again, savvy savers! Today’s Stockpile Tip is an easy one! Clipboards! That’s right! Organize your stockpiles by using a clipboard, simple paper, and keep tracking of your inventory! This will help you keep up-to-date with product expiration dates, quantities, and help you know whether or not to pass on this weeks sale; as sales as cyclical, if you have more than six of more products, you may be able to skip this sale and wait for the next! A simple stockpile sheet, hung by your products, will save you time, money, and effort on your next shopping trip!

Here’s to saving!

Stockpiling Tip: Pegboards!

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Calling all my fellow couponing stockpilers! Here is a great tip for those of you with existing stockpiles, or those looking to start, I would like to suggest pegboards! I currently have my stockpile in part of my basement and as of last year, had pegboards installed, and it has made all the world in my stockpiling! What’s even better is that I was able to buy hooks online from Amazon here, for for free using survey-earned Amazon cards!

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I am able to categorize my purchases, see what quantities I have, and I honestly like the look of the design; pegboards make me feel like I am shopping from my own home this way!

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Pegboards are reasonable in price, ranging from $10-$15.00 for a sheet that measures 36″x 48″ at my local Lowe’s!

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This is a great idea, and one I hope you all will consider using!