In my house hold it is just three of us. I do not need 100 of anything at any given time. I do not need a basement filled from the floor up. I have a very limited area to stockpile and my husband just built my new shelf this year. I have always managed with what I have to use. I do not want to have a kitchen overflow of products. If it does not fit I do not need it right now. I do not stockpile much on food. I will stockpile shampoo, razors, detergents and toilet paper. The items I stockpile I do not worry about ever expiring. Sales do come in cycles and so do coupons.
I was asked ” How am I going to coupon if I don’t have anywhere to put anything”?
I have a laundry room, I fill up the shelves when needed, I have a full size bathroom with plenty of room. I also have ,one nice large shelf my husband built. My kitchen does not have a lot of cabinets and very little storage room.
My coupon needs and your coupon needs could be totally different. I may or may not like all the products you buy and you may or may not like what I buy. You may only eat Organic foods, you may not eat processed foods. Just because my needs and your needs are different does not mean I can not coupon. I sure can use toilet paper, detergent and other products.
Some of you may have a much larger family than I do. I only have three of us in my house. Some of you may not have a pet and I have about 15 dogs I feed each week. We all have different needs when it comes to coupon shopping. If something is free and I will not use it I will not buy it unless it would be a great donation item.
So, just because I do not have a basement does not mean I can not coupon shop. I shop wisely and I also do not shop every single week. I plan to shop hard for the next 6 months and I plan to take a break. The sales will come again and a again. Saving money is what couponing is all about. I still need to work on my stockpile. I have plenty of items that I still need and will watch for these sales real closely. I may have a slight hoarding problem with laundry detergent as it is. I love getting a great deal.
I took about two years off from couponing. I vowed to start this year off with a bang and I am doing just what I intended to do. I work a full time job. I am out in the country and do not pass but a few gas stations on my way to work. I do not go every afternoon to town to grab a deal.