Organizing Your Stockpile

March 24, 2010 16 Comments | Disclosure

Hey all you fabs, today I grabbed the camera and took some video of Monica’s thriving stockpile!  We just wanted to give you some ideas of things you could do with your stock!

Last week we posed the question to our readers as to what they were doing with the abundance of super cheap cereal they got.  You can read their comments here.  If you have some ideas to add, please leave a comment on this post!

Comments

  1. I have a family of 6 and we moved from a 2200 square foot house to a 2 bedroom apartment. I did a whole series on how to make room for everything my family needs in my blog if you want to see it. But something really cool was the making of a custom pot wrack that freed up cupboard space for food and other items. I spent maybe 30 bucks and it’s really cute.

  2. I have a family of 6 and we moved from a 2200 square foot house to a 2 bedroom apartment. I did a whole series on how to make room for everything my family needs in my blog if you want to see it. But something really cool was the making of a custom pot wrack that freed up cupboard space for food and other items. I spent maybe 30 bucks and it’s really cute.

  3. Sorry about the crazy double comments. However here is a link to the kitchen organization series I did. http://briclarkthebelleofboise.blogspot.com/2010/02/installment-2-of-apartment-series.html

  4. Thanks for the good tips. Seems like a good thing to be running out of room for your food storage! I hope I get there someday! Buh-bye now! =)

  5. Great job girls! I love how you made your storage work with little space. You made my day by saying “life isn’t perfect.” It made me feel a little better in my skin. Thank you!

  6. Here is a link to my stockpile…… it looks a little insane, but I have about 4 famlies that I am constantly donating to each month, as well as family, neighboors, co-workers and local charities….. and this has taken 3 year to accomplish!!! No clearing of shelves here!! I mainly special order or pre-pay!!

    http://onethriftychick.blogspot.com/2010/03/tour-my-stockpile.html

  7. what do you do with the box tops?

    • Thomas – They are for the “Box Tops for Education Program”. Many schools collect them and turn them into General Mills… each school can earn up to $10,000 from collected boxtops! And most often, the class rooms have monthly contests to see who can collect the most boxtops. You can learn more about it here (if you want to know more): http://www.boxtops4education.com/

  8. Interesting to note that we have almost the EXACT same things in our stockpiles, though I don’t have that much instant breakfast since we don’t drink it often. I’m lucky to have a giant pantry in the basement with built-in shelves, but we’re even starting to run out of space in there. I do need to reorganize my freezer, though, and I like your idea of taking things out of the boxes.

  9. Very nice – I especially liked the “Come on Eileen” intro – one of my favorite songs.

  10. Thanks for letting us all see that our pantries and stockpiles don’t have to be “pretty” :)
    I’m curious about your instant breakfast though. My husband recently asked me to go to Costco to get more but when I saw your stockpile I’m wondering how/where you got yours? I haven’t seen it on sale or with a coupon in a long time. I’ve been tempted to make my own but would love to have a stash of pre-made ones!
    Thanks!

    • I think I bought these back in Jan? I have not seen coupons for a little while, but they will return I am sure. Nestle.com used to have a printable. It may be worth checking out.

  11. Just wondering – how do you remember what you have? When you run out, etc.? Sometimes i forget that I bought an extra mustard a loooong time ago & I go ahead and buy it thinking I need to restock; only to find out I had a bottle or two already.

    Especially in the freezer that you have- My mom used to have a freezer like that, but I always wondered how she got to the bottom of it (hers wasn’t nearly as full as yours is). What if you want something at the bottom and you have all that stuff? I would get so frustrated I think! I still forget what I have in my tiny fridge freezer…

    • I used to keep a running list of my pantry and freezer with expiration dates included. Life has gotten too busy to keep it up, but it worked well when I did keep it up.

  12. I feel so much better about my “organized” chaos of cheap goodies! Under both my kids beds, full pantry, freezers and now I have all this cereal! I am inspired to clean out the linen closet and finally get rid of stuff I don’t need so I can organize my stuff better. Thanks for the video!

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