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Buying in bulk / stockpiling ....is it really worth it?

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  • Uniscots97
    Uniscots97 Posts: 6,685 Forumite
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    I'm glad I had been stockpiling, I got made redundant 4 weeks ago (2nd time in 3 years) then OH got laid off too. He's now back at work but not been paid yet, I''m still looking. I have lots in the freezer, in the cupboards.

    My advice to those (like myself at the moment) who can't spare much to stockpile is, go through all the freebies list. I got shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, soap powder and some food stuff, tea bags, hot chocolate, coffee, chocolate.

    Then look at the discount vouchers. The best one I've seen was money off Batchelors soup. Don't be afraid of the value/basics ranges they are really nice.

    Even in the smallest of places there's lots of ingenious places to store things, under the sofa/bed, wardrobe shelves but do keep a list of what you have.

    I also (and I did this when I was working too) is do quidco/surveys this money can go towards stockpiling. It's amazing how even a few extra items a week soon mounts up.
    CC2 = £8687.86 ([STRIKE]£10000[/STRIKE] )CC1 = £0 ([STRIKE]£9983[/STRIKE] ); Reusing shopping bags savings =£5.80 vs spent £1.05.Wine is like opera. You can enjoy it even if you don't understand it and too much can give you a headache the next day J
  • sb44
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    I wish I had shelves like this.

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    :D
  • BitterAndTwisted
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    I've only got a couple of wall cupboards in my kitchen and a few cardboard cartons in the spare bedroom but I know I could eat for about two months before I had to go shopping. If I could do without fresh milk and proper coffee. Which reminds me, I think I need to buy up more of that ground coffee I saw at £1.29 for 250 grammes. That's the cheapest I've seen in a month of Sundays, cheaper than L!dl (shock! horror!) which is £7 a kilo. With food-price inflation becoming ever more obvious every day I think it's only sensible to have some decent stocks set aside of essentials even if we're not going to have a siege.
  • optimistic
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    Which reminds me, I think I need to buy up more of that ground coffee I saw at £1.29 for 250 grammes. That's the cheapest I've seen in a month of Sundays, cheaper than L!dl (shock! horror!) which is £7 a kilo. With food-price inflation becoming ever more obvious every day I think it's only sensible to have some decent stocks set aside of essentials even if we're not going to have a siege.

    Could you tell me where the ground coffee at 1.29 is please? It would be good to stock up at this price and keep hubby happy!:)
  • sb44
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    I've only got a couple of wall cupboards in my kitchen and a few cardboard cartons in the spare bedroom but I know I could eat for about two months before I had to go shopping. If I could do without fresh milk and proper coffee. Which reminds me, I think I need to buy up more of that ground coffee I saw at £1.29 for 250 grammes. That's the cheapest I've seen in a month of Sundays, cheaper than L!dl (shock! horror!) which is £7 a kilo. With food-price inflation becoming ever more obvious every day I think it's only sensible to have some decent stocks set aside of essentials even if we're not going to have a siege.

    If you have an area the size of a fruit box and room above, you could use boxes from Aldi, Lidl etc to stack tins in. Just make sure you get the sturdy ones that have slots at both sides to stack another on.

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  • BitterAndTwisted
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    Sorry, it wasn't at one of the national supermarkets. As if! The cheapest I've noticed in one lately was about £12 a kilo, I think. When I looked at the site recently I noticed that Approved Food was selling the same brand (Tschibo) at £1.49 (I think). Mind you, to cover their £5.25 minimum shipping-charge you'd have to buy a lot! I'm buying mine at my local Turkish grocer.
  • BitterAndTwisted
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    sb44 wrote: »
    If you have an area the size of a fruit box and room above, you could use boxes from Aldi, Lidl etc to stack tins in. Just make sure you get the sturdy ones that have slots at both sides to stack another on.

    4734424_f496.jpg

    Thanks for the suggestion sb44 but I'm way ahead of you. There's about a six inch gap between the top of the kitchen cupboards and the ceiling and it's chock-full of all sorts of useful goodies. I think I have enough Puy lentils and soup-mix to last a lifetime
  • sb44
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    Thanks for the suggestion sb44 but I'm way ahead of you. There's about a six inch gap between the top of the kitchen cupboards and the ceiling and it's chock-full of all sorts of useful goodies. I think I have enough Puy lentils and soup-mix to last a lifetime

    If you had a space in a bedroom you could stack them, turn the top one upside down so that you have a flat surface, put a throw or single quilt cover over it and pin the excess material at the back of the boxes. It would be like a small chest of drawers but covered.

    Stick a photo frame, ornament etc on there .........
  • Butterfly_Brain
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    mcjordi wrote: »
    alls well and good stockpiling tinned food. BUT. if like me you cant get a decent tin opener that actually opens tins your screwed lol

    I've got plenty of beans and soup and cup a soups

    Mine is an oxo (brand name) one that I bought in Wilkinsons and it is really good
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  • dandy-candy
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    sb44 wrote: »
    I wish I had shelves like this.

    XE6kg.jpg

    :D

    Oh I love pics like these! You see fantastic stocked larders on America websites. I always thought these prepped homes could survive any disaster that came their way with their super organised homes - then I learnt that American toilets don't flush when there's a power cut!! Hole in the garden sounds pretty grim :eek:
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