What do dish soap, hand soap, body wash, shampoo, shaving cream, laundry detergent, stain booster, toilet paper, paper towels, mouthwash, and toothpaste all have in common? They are all items in my stockpile that my family has needed in the last 2 weeks. Most of the items are items I got for free at some point too. My family needed the items and they just grabbed them from the stockpile when they needed them.
2 weeks ago, my oldest daughter had the flu, so she was washing her hands, a LOT! She came up to me one day and told me she was out of soap, I went out to the garage and grabbed another soap and refilled her dispenser. My oldest had been told to do his laundry about a week ago. He said he couldn't because we were out of the stain booster and the laundry packs that him and his sister use for their laundry. My hubby and I just laughed at him as I had him follow me to the laundry room where I had a cabinet full of laundry detergent and stain booster.
I love that I don't have to go around and check how everyone is doing with everything (cause we all know kids aren't going to tell you they are low, they are going to come running to you when they are out of it and they need it!). I don't have to make lists and try to remember to buy stuff. I already have it all at home ready to go, and it was cheap! If I had to run out just to buy the laundry detergent and the Tide stain booster I was looking at around $15, no thank you!
Deciding to stockpile was one of the best decisions I have ever made! Do you coupon and stockpile?