There are many reasons why I stockpile. In addition to saving our family major money there is another reason. I like the feeling of knowing that my family is able to survive in case of an emergency. Right now I know that my family could survive for at least 4 months with the items that I currently have stockpiled, if not longer. At any given time I have 2 gallons of milk, 8 loaves of bread, several 1/2 gallons of orange juice and several cartons of eggs. When those four items run low that is what I am “in need” of purchasing at the store, as well as fresh fruit. So as you can see the perishables I “need” to purchase weekly does not cost our family a great deal.
Knowing that I don’t have to go to the grocery weekly is a GREAT feeling. Not only because it is time consuming but because I am not spending the money that I used to spend weekly and monthly on groceries. For example last month I spent $94.00 total for the month at the grocery store. This month I will spend around the same. My grocery budget is $400.00 a month so basically I am “banking” or “saving” $300.00 a month thanks to stockpiling. In addition I am spending very little time at the store. Now that I have my stockpile established I go for my free or near free items and for perishables. Of course that is unless there is a great sale!
In addition to stockpiling groceries you should also stockpile over the counter drugs and household items that your family would need if there were a natural disaster or health related outbreak. I have stockpiled over the counter drugs, tissues, cleaning products and more. This is in addition to my “normal” stockpile.
I am not writing this to scare you but just to make you aware that stockpiling is a plus for your family in addition to saving money. You should be prepared for your family in case of a crisis, loss of employment or emergency. As my Mom always told me, “It is better to be prepared”.