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Jan 13 2011
7 years ago
3:30 PM MST

How do YOU Organize Your Stockpile?!

Jan 13, 2011 @ 3:30 PM MST
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(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!

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Have you ever had moments when you're either out of time or out of printer ink, or both, and you really want to keep track of a "Hip" deal or print a valuable coupon in the next day or two? Or what do you do when an outstanding, but pricey, deal is posted and you want to save it for discussion with your significant other? Well, now you're in luck! No more searching through pages of posts to find the coupon or the deal. Simply move the post to your Hip List and access it at your convenience.

How Does the Hip List Work?

It's easy! To use this feature, first head on over here and register and log into your account. Whenever you find a great deal that you want to come back to later at a later time, just click on the HIP List icon located on each post (see images below) and the information will be saved in your account. To remove a post from your HIP List, just click on the HIP List icon and it will be removed.

When logged into your account, you will see the HIP List icon at the bottom of every post if you are viewing in classic view.

If you prefer to view in river view, you will see the HIP List icon located on every post above the post title and to the right.

If you're wanting to print a certain deal, blog post, or the Weekly Store Matchups from your HIP list, click on the small blue printer icon in the upper right corner of the HIP list. This will allow you to customize the information that you want or don't want to include when printing from your HIP list so you're only printing the information that's most important to you! If there are deals (or portions of deals) that you are not interested in printing, just click on the red x button to remove them. To restore a section, click on the green arrow icon in the upper right hand corner.