|Confident Coupon Mama's humble stockpile|
While many hard-core, extreme couponers devote entire rooms in their homes to store their stockpiles, my very modest version is limited to one garage-style shelving unit and a small closet pantry in the kitchen. Take into consideration that our home was built in 1949. There is ZERO closet space in this house and six of us live here, so I cannot store voluminous amounts of products even if I were inclined to do so. Instead, I stockpile items that either do not expire or do so over a year from now.
Items I stockpile include toilet paper, paper towels, flushable wipes, diapers, baby wipes, shampoo, body wash, razors and shaving gel, feminine pads, bathroom and kitchen cleaning products as well as laundry detergent and stain removers. I have about 6 months to a years' worth in my stockpile, and that's more than enough for us. I've also donated many extra products to family and friends as well as my local church.
I decided to share my stockpile with all of you in an effort to exemplify what the average couponer's stockpile probably looks like. So if you're a couponing newbie, just get what you need at a price you can afford, and do not get caught up in the frenzy of achieving a room-size stockpile.