Monday, November 22, 2010

A Guide to Stockpiling

One of the ways to maximize your use of coupons, and therefore your savings, is to stockpile. This means waiting for an item to hit a rock bottom price (when combining the store sale with coupons) and then stocking up on that particular item to last you until the next time it goes on sale. Obviously this only works on items that are non-perishable and will always be of necessity to you (i.e. toothpaste, shampoo, toilet paper, canned goods, etc.) The trick to stockpiling is to know when to stop. Remember, it's not a good deal unless you use these items regularly and know you will always have a need for them.

Another great thing about stockpiling is that you always have these items handy, so you'll never have to run out to the store in a hurry because you're out of toilet paper or toothpaste. I usually have no more than 2 or 3 of a certain item in my stockpile. After all, you don't want your pantry or bathroom cupboards looking like an aisle at Costco.

Stockpiling? Good. Hoarding? No.

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