I’m continuing the reader stockpile photo series today by sharing readers with a family size of 4. If you missed it, you can go back and check out yesterday’s post of family sizes of 2-3 that stockpile. Remember, the goal is to show the many different ways we all stockpile. I hope that this will inspire and challenge you as you all grow your stockpiles!
Yvonne has done most of her stockpiling by shopping Target. She recognizes she could probably get a deeper discount by shopping more stores, but her time is valuable. Most of her stockpile consists of health and beauty items and cleaning supplies.
Heather writes that she hasn’t been able to stock up as much due to finances, but that her stockpile has helped her family of 4 through this tough time. She was able to snag some deals on Silk Soy milk and baby food items. (Heather, I’d encourage you to just keep your eyes open for any freebie you can snag! And, I hope your family will see better times again very soon!)
Danielle started her stockpile in March of this year to help her family of soon-to-be 4 (she’s due in July!). She mentions that it took about 2 months of couponing to acheive this, and she spent about $75-80 a week (an additional $50 on groceries). Weeks she found formula on sale, the price was closer to $100 a week. Danielle makes her own cleaning products, so she doesn’t stock up on those. She is now trying to build her pantry stockpile.
She writes: “And toilet paper? — We keep on hand 3 – 12packs of Charmin because the husband is picky. They hide safely under the bathroom sink, noshrine wall of TP here.”
Lindsey has a different family lifestyle. Her husband is an Alaska fisherman, and his work takes him away 6 months out of the year! Lindsey works full time as a tsunami data analyst, is finishing up a Master’s Degree, and has two littles. She writes: “we are definitely proof that EVERYONE has time for couponing and saving money!” I love that she shared that couponing and grocery shopping are something that she and her husband do together. Another thing Lindsey stockpiles: her children’s clothing. She writes: “If I lost my job tomorrow, Lily would still be clothed for another two years.” She has also managed to set aside clearanced toys, too. Lindsey graciously shared a photo of her cute family along with her stockpile.
Jaime didn’t specify her family size, so I’m adding her to this list as the typical family has roughly 4 people, right? Jaime, if you’re reading, feel free to leave a comment to share any additional information you’d like about your family or how long you’ve been couponing. I love how neat and tidy your stockpile is (so very much unlike mine right now!)
Thanks to the readers who participated in today’s post!
Up next: family size of 5.