I decided the other day that I'm pretty happy with my stockpile at the moment. So I decided today that I wanted to take inventory of what I had and also make a list of the prices that I'm willing to pay for the products if I want to add them to my stockpile. Knowing how much of one product I have helps me to know how much I would be willing to pay for it. For instance my inventory list shows that I have over 26 tubes of chapstick (I only counted new unopened products) from that number I'm going to say I'm not willing to pay over .25 for more chapstick. If I could get some for under .25 then I might consider the purchase.
So first what I did was go through my large totes of items. I keep them in under the bed totes under my bed.
I kept a list and just made marks for the item instead of writing down numbers, that way it was easy to add to.
Then I moved on to my smaller totes in the bathroom. If you read the Couponing
101 post about stockpiling you saw the picture of my totes. I like to keep things separated into categories in the bathroom, that way if I need, say dental floss, I can find it right away and not have to dig through my big totes.
Then last but not least I went through my paper goods closet which has tp, kleenex, ziplocs, ect.
Now I have my list finished and I just need to go through and mark the prices I am willing to pay for the item according to what I have on hand.