Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Stockpile or Not ?

What are your views on Stockpiling? Do you do it?
Would you rather keep the money in the bank rather than have it sat in a cupboard, or do you stockpile to save money in the long run?

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  1. oh yes, we do. It's to save money and for emergencies, especially flour, i plan on stockpiling bread flour in the coming weeks as i plan on making a lot more bread than i have been :)
    It just makes sense really, and the more you have in the pantry the more you can improvise if you run out of something haha :) xx

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    1. I suppose if there is an emergency and you don't have to worry about buying groceries, a good store would certainly help xx

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  2. I will stockpile on non perishable goods if I can get them at a good enough price. However, coming into winter I do make sure I have at least a month's worth of tins and dry goods, and a well stocked freezer,just in case we get a bad winter. We seldom have problems with snow but you never know. Many around here still remember the winter of 1948 when our little corner was cut off for 6 weeks and they could only bring basic supplies in by sea!

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    1. I think I will be doing the same with non perishable goods x

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  3. If I find a good enough price on non perishable goods I gather a stock of them. xx

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  4. I would like to offer the alternative argument having twice had to throw away food due to flour weevils which came into the house in some oat bran and then a mouse that got in I suspect by one of my useless cats....however if you have good storage and space it makes sense to stock up if something is a good price but spoiling is always a risk where food is concerned.
    In my old housekeeping books the consistent message was only ever to buy flour as and when it was required as it didn't store well.
    Of course it's a personal thing but knowing the larder is full is a nice feeling which I'm sure most of our ancestors could only have dreamed of.

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    1. I think I would do it on toiletries and non perishables xx

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  5. Space is an issue in our house. Our freezer in the garage is full but I have very few kitchen cupboards. I'm trying to use up as much food as I can and in future only buy what we need, however stockpiling makes economical sense, space permitting!

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    1. We are lucky to have a fourth bedroom at the moment, I said before we left our old house that when we moved here and was nearer to the shops I wouldn't bother, but time is going quick, anything to save a penny will help x

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  6. We don't stock pile food, we did get loads of new things for our wardrobe last year before hubby retired. But if some thing is on offer we will buy extra.

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    1. I had a spree on clothes before we moved x

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  7. I don't stop pile but I do make sure I replace from my pantry what we use. dee x

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    1. As soon as I use something I put it on the shopping list x

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  8. No, I do not stockpile. And as been shown in recent days, the supermarket offers are often far from offers at all. We have insufficient cupboard space, too, to stockpile, a sufficient incentive not do to so. Also, I like to hang on to my money and buy goods only when necessary.
    Margaret P

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    1. I look at it as long term savings, I know what is a good deal and what is not xx

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  9. I stockpile a wee bit but it saves us money in the long run. For instance, My hubby loves Crunchy nut cornflakes but they are really expensive, so when they are on offer or I get a coupon or sometime get a damaged pack, I stock up.
    With flour,I freeze it for at least 72 hours and always sift it before use.

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  10. I stockpile a wee bit but it saves us money in the long run. For instance, My hubby loves Crunchy nut cornflakes but they are really expensive, so when they are on offer or I get a coupon or sometime get a damaged pack, I stock up.
    With flour,I freeze it for at least 72 hours and always sift it before use.

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    1. We love the crunchy nut as well, they are expensive, makes sense to stock up x

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