(I use a hanging shoe organizer to organize my seasoning packets, snack bars, food samples & more!)
How many of you made getting organized in 2011 one of your top priorities this year?! For me personally, when I get all the different pieces of my life organized (i.e. the checkbook, kitchen, garage, kids’ schedules etc.), I feel so much more relaxed and motivated. And this goes for my stockpile as well. Although I am not a big fan of having a huge, grocery-store like stockpile (how many jars of spaghetti sauce does one really need, right?!), I do like to organize all the freebies and grocery items that I acquire through my couponing adventures (and I know that many of you do as well).
Check out this email that I received from reader, Rosanna…
With all the freebies and great deals you stock up on how do you organize/store all your goodies? I would love to know what tips if any others have for keeping the pantry and all the extras organized. I know you have said you have a closet, but do you have it organized or just crammed full of stuff? I am new to couponing and quickly realizing how easy it is to stock up and score freebies and I want to keep up with what I have and where if possible.
Thanks for any tips you might have.
So, here are a few of my stockpile organization tips…
* Every month or so, go through all of the items in your stockpile and be sure that the items that will expire first are located in front of the items that have a longer expiration date (sometimes, I will take a Sharpie and write the expiration date on canned goods so that it is easy to see).
* Keep a pantry list close by your stockpile, so you know when you are getting low on a certain item.
* Be sure that you only stockpile an item that you know your family will use.
How do YOU organize your stockpile? Let us know in the comments below!