You’re going to be hearing a lot about all the great things that come with moving to a house after living in a dumpy apartment for six years. I’m hoping you won’t get sick of it because there are going to be some great things moving forward! This week, I’m starting to stockpile again. I had stopped because there wasn’t enough room for anything in our apartment.
Sure, I had a mini-stockpile of spaghetti sauce and cereal on the shelf above my clothes, but after the first time that lopsided shelf unleashed its residents on my head and feet, I got nervous about putting things there! Now, I not only have a chest freezer, I also have a basement that we plan to fit with shelves and a nice pantry off the kitchen.
This is by far my favorite feature in the new house! For the past year, I’ve been limited on how much meat I could stockpile when it hit a great price because we didn’t have a freezer. Now, I do. And is it coincidence or fate that the weekend we were moving happened to be a huge four day meat sale??
I’ve made some amazing friends who are always willing to help me understand what equals a good stockpile price, so I called Cyndi and asked her before hitting the stores! Once she told me what to get and what to hold off on, we went shopping!
Successful Stockpiling Before You Have Coupons
When you start building a stockpile, it’s easy to get upset because you can’t take advantage of the great deals until you have the coupons in your hand. The first thing to remember is that you CAN take advantage of some deals, even if you have to pass up on some of the offers. On this trip, I focused on stockpiling meat because I know it’s going to be a while before I see things like ground beef for $1.99 per pound or boneless chicken breasts for $1.69 per pound.
It’s also important to remember that you don’t need to break the bank on these stockpiling shopping trips. The sales will come around again, typically within about three months. Since we’re just starting again, I don’t know if I bought enough meat, too much or too little because we’re both starting fresh and we have a roommate at the new house, so I haven’t been tracking what we use. But I know that through tracking my stockpile quantity, I will have a good idea of how much I need to buy when we do hit rock bottom prices again!
As often as my ferret brain allows, I hope to keep sharing our stockpiling adventure with you! Later this week, I will have a shipment of whole coupon inserts coming, I can’t wait! I also have three new stores I’ll be able to shop thanks to our relocation! Let the savings begin!