Extreme Couponing Tip: Stockpile Amount Guidelines
When possible, stockpile as much as you can use before the expiration date. The larger your stockpile, the less you will be buying each week for your family’s immediate needs. Remember– Krazy Coupon Ladies (and Gents) save money by buying things before they need them. Build your stockpile slowly; you do not need to be buying a year (or even 6 month supply) of something at one time.
- 2 week supply of milk, eggs, and bread.
- 1-2 month supply of perishables that can be frozen, such as meat, cheese, berries, grapes, etc.
- 6+ months edible non-perishables, such as canned goods, drinks, packaged food like applesauce, crackers, cereal, etc.
- 1-2 years of non-perishables, such as laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, toiletries, etc.