Monday, December 3, 2012

My lil stockpile is growing!

As some of you know, for about 6-8 weeks now, I have been 
trying a little better lately to work on price matching and 
couponing to try to save a bit of money here and there.  

Which is actually a blast to do.  What a rush to know you saved 
X amount of dollars on the stuff you are loading into the car 
instead of groaning over how much has been spent on what you 
just purchased. 

I have added a couple of pics of my lil "stockpile" I have started.
Not too much as of now, but growing each week.  And we invested
in a new upright freezer to be able to stock up on meats, etc
that can be frozen.

It's so exciting to know that if there is an emergency of just about

any type, I have the grocery bill covered for, as of now a month
or two except for milk and fresh fruit/veggies.

We are also planning on starting a small garden of some veggies
that we can do a little canning and freezing of.  
(Hmm - guess I will be learning how to can. lol!)

With gaining on my lil stockpile, I am finding it so much easier 
to decide on what to fix for meals.  My cabinets are full and 
now the extra's are available to use from when needed.

And with that is a HUGE thank you to my dear hubby and friend.
Even though at first thought this all was a bit silly, but as he began 
seeing the saving experience growing, quickly jumped on the
bandwagon and did what he could do to help by creating a lil
corner room to store our stuff in. 

You know how it is when you aren't really in the mood to cook 
anyway, have to look through all the cabinets - more than once
usually, only to find you don't have this or that or the other thing
to be able to fix the thing you come up with to cook for your 
family dinner.

Well, now I have many choices since I have a list of all of my main
things - fancy and simple, that we make on a regular basis, I am 
gradually getting extra of all the ingredients to make all of those

My granddaughter, Haylee is loving the idea of a "store" and has 
moved her play cash register and play grocery basket into the room 
also, and LOVES it when I ask her to go shopping for this or that.  

The first time I asked her to go get something, she handed it to me,
I said 'Thank you" and started to walk off back to the kitchen.
She quickly jumped in front of me and said - wait a minute ma'am.
You forgot something.  Puzzled - I couldn't figure out what it may be.
She said I forgot to pay her.  Bahaha!  Kids!

Below are a couple of the pics I took a week or so ago.  Of course 
have added a little bit more since then.

And you know the best part of all of this is:  I can honestly look at
this stuff and know I got all but maybe 10-15% of this was bought
with a price match and/or coupon therefore saving money and using
that money to buy a few more of each thing to - create a bit of stock.

Remember never buy one - buy two and put one of them aside for later.

You may wonder how to keep up with the dates expiration dates?

Piece of cake (or pie or green beans.  lol!)  Only have to check your
items 2 times a year - when the time changes, you turn your clocks
back or forward, change the smoke alarm batteries, and - go through
your stock.  Within one or two months of expiration  you can already
have pulled to the front the last time the time changed.  

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