Hey guys! Today we are talking stockpiling with my tips and tricks, plus some inventory printables to download and use to keep track of what you have on hand. Whether you want to be prepared in the event of an emergency such a a job loss, or to simply save money by stockpiling during sales, these tips will help you get started.
My first tip is to decide where you are going to store your stockpiled items. You can stockpile anything from nonperishable foods in your pantry to frozen items in the freezer, and my favorite- household goods. I love stockpiling household items because typically there are no expiration dates to contend with. However, if you have the space in your pantry, or an extra freezer, stockpiling food can be a great idea as well.
So, where will you keep everything? Do you have pockets of space throughout your home or do you have room in your basement for a dedicated stockpiling space? We have a smaller home, so we tend to store things close to where they go. We have a good amount of cabinet space, so for example, extra toilet paper is stored in the cabinets under our bathroom sink. Our guest bathroom sink is great for this, too, since otherwise that cabinet would be empty. Get creative with your storage, I bet you have more room than you think.
I mentioned that household items are my favorite things to stock up on. I feel like they’re the easiest to deal with without expiration dates, and it is also easy to find them on rollback or with extra discounts such as this Ibotta deal on Cottonelle.
Toilet paper is understandably a great item to stock up on- you definitely never want to run out. We love Cottonelle Mega Rolls for just this reason! What a great way to begin your stockpile by taking advantage of the $1 off Cottonelle Ibotta deal with everyday great prices at Walmart.
We love stocking up on Cottonelle and other household necessities at our local Walmart store. You can also make things even easier by trying out their new grocery pickup service. No need to go in the store to shop- order your items online and go pick them up! Make sure to see if grocery pickup at Walmart is available in your area!
My next tip is making a general list of the items you use in your household, and a goal of how many you want to keep on hand. This lets you know how many of each item you want so that you don’t keep buying the same products and end up with too much of one thing and not enough of another.
Next, set yourself a budget. Say you want to dedicate $20 a week to your stockpile- aim for that and include it in your weekly shopping. You will have a nice stockpile in no time.
Finally, make sure you are keeping up with your inventories with these handy sheets.
This way, you know what you have, what you need, what is running low, etc.. This makes it so simple to know what you have in your home.
I hope these tips have been helpful, and happy stockpiling!