Keeping your stockpile organized and orderly is very important when you stock up!
- Mark it: Using a bold marker, write the expiration or “use by” date on the front of the items for easier reference.
- Rotate by expiration date: Arrange your products so that items expiring soonest are towards the front.
- Checkup time: Whenever you go to your stockpile to get something, take a glance around at the other products, and see if anything will need to be used soon. Remember, even personal care products like deodorant and cosmetics have best-by dates.
- If you find you’ve bought too much and won’t be able to use it all in time, donate it! Consider family and friends, needy neighbors, churches, or food banks.