Today for Stockpiling Saturday let’s talk about Non Believers. When you start Stockpiling people act like you are a crazy person! They just do not get it! My friend, Kristine, asked me a million times “Why do you need 10 tubs of butter?” I said “we use them.” She thinks I am a nut! I explained to her that my butter will last for a long time and we will use it by the time it goes on sale again! AND IT WAS FREE!! She still did not get it and she still doesn’t!
It took a very long time to get my husband to buy in to this. He did not understand why we were spending just as much for the first few months! “Aren’t we supposed to be saving” he said! Well, yes and no! The first few months you are building your stockpile and then you will start living off of it as your adding to it! My husband did not get this! He just saw me walking in with 15 boxes of cereal!
The months to follow were a different story! Melissa and I both agree our husbands took a while to get used to the idea! But, then they saw a decline in spending and we were STILL EATING!!! (you can tell at my house) After a few months they wanted to know how we were eating and not spending! That is when they found out they needed to start making room for the stockpile! Melissa’s husband built shelves and my husband put together shelves from Home Depot and we built a stockpile room in the basement. They finally were beginning to understand! They saw we were saving our families hundreds of dollars a month! This made them “Believers!”
The point is DO NOT get discouraged! You can do it and it will work! You just need to stay organized and upbeat about your savings! It will all be worth it in the end! Stockpiling for your family is ok and smart! Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!
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