We had such a good discussion going yesterday with the cooking from scratch thing I thought I’d ask another question today since it seems like it’s going to be a little slow.
Why do you stockpile?
I have several reasons. First, I stockpile because I don’t like to pay full price. Wait, let me rephrase that, I can’t afford to pay full price. When I actually find a great deal or sale on something that I know we will use all the time, I will stock up. That way I don’t have to pay full price when I need some again. For example, I really live my moisturizer. I use Aveeno and with my sensitive skin issues it’s hard for me to find something that works. The Aveeno Moisturizer that I use costs $15 at Target and Walmart. Occasionally I can find a $1 off coupon but that doesn’t help too much, although at least it’s something. A few weeks ago I was shopping at Robbs(our local discount/surplus store) and I found 4 of my Aveeno Moisturizers. They were marked 3.75 each and were buy one get one free! You better believe I bought all 4! That will last me well over a year since you only have to use a little.
I stockpile food because it’s hard to find what I can eat on sale, so when it is, I stock up. Because of my allergies and diet I have to eat things that are natural and without preservatives, dyes, and additives. It’s often hard to find a good deal on things like that, but when I do, I stock up. I also consider my home canned goods part of my grocery stockpile. I “pay” for them with my time.
I stockpile tp, tissue, and paper towel because of the same reason as above. They don’t go on sale that often for cheap, so when they do, I stock up.
I stockpile for the poor economy. No matter what you believe about the economy’s condition I look at food prices every single day and I can see that the price of everything is going up and up and the minimum wage is not matching the price of inflation. Right now it’s costing me at least $200 a month in gas for me to get to town once a week and for the hubby to drive to work everyday. If the price of gas went up even further I would not be able to afford to get to town even once a week so I need to stockpile to get by. Besides, if the price of gas is going to go up, so is the price of food, making it harder for me to be able to afford much.
I stockpile for “just in case”. I know we don’t even want to think about it happening but with the rate of unemployment you almost have to. What if for some reason me and the hubby were out of work? At least we would have food to eat, shampoo to wash, and a lil bit of chocolate for comfort:)
Ok so what about you? Why do you stockpile? Is it for one of the reasons I mentioned above? Or for another reason altogether?