When talking to people about coupon shopping, stockpiling, and buying multiple items, a common thing I hear is “I don’t want to be a hoarder or anything like that.” At first I kind of took it personal like people thought I was a hoarder or that I had a some kind of problem. But once I explain the difference in hoarding and stockpiling then most people understand how beneficial it is to stock up (stockpile) when things are on sale.
Stockpiling is ‘stocking up’ on items you use in your house when they are FREE or at rock bottom prices so that you do not have to pay full price when you run out. Then they are not needed items and you can start cutting your expenses because you are spending less -because you need less. .
Here is an example of how to ‘stockpile’ household items . READ MORE
Herbal Essence Shampoo and Conditioner is on sale for $3 at Rite Aid with $2 +Up Reward back, and I have $2 off coupons(which means I make $1 for each bottle I buy!). Now I have 10 coupons. This makes it possible for me to get 10 for FREE. Now, by getting 10 bottles of shampoo am I hoarding them? NO. There are four girls that use shampoo and conditioner in my house. That means we go through 2 shampoos and 2 condtioners a month-48 bottles in a year. At $3 each, that is $12 a month. If I buy the 10 bottles and use my coupons getting them for FREE, then I have 3 months that I can cut my costs by $12. By the time those are gone, there will have been another sale for hair products, and then I can repeat the process.
By doing the same thing with multiple products you use in your house, you can cut your expenses dramatically, eliminate running to the store to pay full price, and have the ability to spend money on produce, milk, and meat (or whatever you choose).
**If you have said “I don’t want to be a hoarder..” Then most likely you will not become a hoarder!
Now, if shampoo and conditioner of another brand goes on sale and I have the same opportunity and do the same, and the same again with another brand, and another brand, and another brand-and end up with 100+ bottles in places shoved all around my house and my kids are using them as building blocks…that could be considered hoarding!