I am pleased to share that so many of you sent your wonderful stockpile pictures! I have decided to break these out in a series of 5 posts, based on family size. Today’s post will feature family sizes of 2-3.
The goal for this series is simple. To show how very different stockpiles can look. Where possible, I will share what the readers told me about their lifestyle, and why they stockpile. It is my hope that you will view these photos with an open mind, whether or not you personally stockpile the same items or in the same quantities. The goal here is to show a great cross section of stockpiling! Ready?
Amanda is new to couponing. She is stockpiling for her husband and herself, and they are a military family. Here is how her stockpile is taking shape.
Kristie built her stockpile over about 3-4 months. On a given week, she’ll gather 2-3 papers. Kristie works full time, so she often doesn’t make multiple grocery trips per week. Even still, she averages 62% savings! She has two older children who like to come home and shop from “Mom’s Store.”
Julie’s family of three are all vegetarians. Julie lives in a smaller home, so she has to be creative with where she stores her stockpile. She is a stay-at-home mom who strives to feed her family a balanced dinner most nights. She made a clever collage photo of her stockpile areas.
Vzavala is a good example of how stockpiling and couponing can help you save money for something else. Her stockpiling efforts enabled her family to afford a 2010 Honda Accord! She lives in California, in the LOND, but has had good luck in stocking up on health and beauty items for her family.
Erin runs the blog Coupon Newbie, and her stockpile includes items for her family of 3. She shared that she keeps her stockpile of canned goods, toiletries, and beverages in the basement laundry room. Her goal is to not outgrow the space she uses.
Kendra coupons for herself and her husband. She has been at this for just two months. One of the things she stockpiles is gift items, so she’ll have them on hand. Kendra writes that she has fallen into stockpiling and couponing because it gives her shopping trips more focus. Most of her stockpile has been built by shopping Rite Aid, Target, and Albertsons.
Becky and her family of 3 live in a 2-bedroom apartment. Becky has been couponing her whole life, but only got serious about what she was doing in February. Given their smaller space, Becky has had to be creative in how she stores her stockpile. She has converted a portion of their apartment hallway with these shelving units.
Jennifer says that she has created her stockpile for herself and her husband through smaller trips over a series of time. She estimates that she spends between 2 and 3 hours a week clipping her coupons, finding the deals, and doing her shopping. She notes, however, that her savings far outweigh the cost of time. Jennifer takes the time to teach others how to do this, too.
Thanks to these 8 readers who were willing to share pictures of their stockpiles with us today!
Up next: family size of 4.