Today readers with family sizes of 5 will be shared. As a reminder, the goal is to share how very different stockpiling may look from family to family as well as to glean ideas for how readers keep their goods organized.
Shannon purchased the above body wash, deodorant, shampoo, and shave gel over the course of a month for $1.25! She has just started getting into couponing and picking up a few things when she finds a really great deal. She is storing these items on a shelf in her hall closet.
Melanie started couponing in January and she was glad she did, because unfortunately her husband lost his job in March. Her couponing and stockpiling have helped their family during this time. She has built her stockpile to this level over 4 months. Melanie also teaches coupon classes in the Gig Harbor area and blogs at Harbor Homemaker.
Kyliee’s stockpile is stored in their detached garage. They also have three full size freezers which makes it perfect for stocking up on meat and frozen goods. I loved what Kyliee had to say here: “We do donate on a regular basis to the local food bank, church, and recently made a large donation to a human trafficking charity through the NW Christian Women’s Conference. Stockpiling has really helped cut our grocery bill, and my husband even tells people that my ‘job’ is to take care of the kids and save the family money.”
It took Angela almost a year to stock these items. Like Melanie, Angela’s husband is also out of work. She writes, “It’s a relief to have my stockpile and not have to worry about purchasing these items during these rough time. It’s well worth all the effort!”
In spite of what Angela’s family is going through, she lets family “shop” for items at her house and additionally shares some of it with neighbors who are stay at home moms.
Thanks to the readers who participated in today’s post! Last up…family sizes of 6+!