What are a few things you like having a lot of at home?

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  1. TennisPlayer

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    I thought of this thread as I was washing a few loads of big bath towels !

    What are some things you like having plenty of at home so you always feel like you have extras waiting instead of "I have to do the laundry because we're already out of towels" (which is something I rarely say because I have a big stack of them)

    I also stocked up on several hand soaps so they're ready to go!

    Sorry if this topic seems trivial/trite but I am curious of a few things that others here like to have plenty of around at home.
     
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    At home, I keep stocks of:

    paper towels
    toilet tissue
    hand soaps

    ...and every other toiletry I use on a regular basis. I never really have to go out & buy anything at that moment because I'm out of it.
     
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    :yeahthat:

    I live half an hour from Wal-Mart, so I've got stuff like this covered. No way I could just run to the store to pick up something quickly.
     
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    Maybe I have been playing too much of this on my phone lately, but this subject title reminded me of Family Feud:)
     
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    Wine
     
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    -hand soap
    -hair care products
    -extra toothbrushes
    -detergent and fabric softener
     
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    I buy paper towels and toilet paper at Sam's so I tend to have lots. I also keep toiletries and cleaning products stocked up.

    I also keep an extra water filter.
     
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    Extra bags of coffee! I also typically have 3-5 bottles of backup conditioner in my bathroom. Ulta is the only place that sells it so I stock up!
     
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    I keep a very well-stocked house. I hate shopping.
     
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    I never actually ever run out of stuff. I live 40 miles round trip from Walmart, so there is no running out for something I forgot. I write things on my list as soon as it gets low since I only shop once every 4-6 weeks.

    Awhile back I was called a "coupon nut" by the person behind me in the store checkout. :rolleyes: I'm nowhere near the caliber of the extreme coupon people. I'm what I'd call "moderate".

    That means that I have a lot of stuff in stockpile. I don't stockpile foods, although I will sometimes catch a good sale and buy stuff for the local food bank. My mom works there.

    Cheap/Free Stockpile Stuff
    • toothbrushes
    • toothpaste
    • feminine products
    • deodorant
    • body wash
    • lotion
    • razor blades
    • shave gel
    • laundry detergent
    • fabric softener
    • cleaning products
    • dish detergent
    • aspirin
    • toilet paper
    • tissues
    • air freshener
    • shampoo

    I keep those items under 15 of each at any given time.

    These are things that I always keep a lot of on hand, just because.
    • washcloths (easily over 100 white ones)
    • underwear (afraid to count how many)
    • insulated tumblers (no fridge at work)
    • cereal (10 boxes in my pantry right now)
    • pajamas (probably 25 sets of the knit shorts/tops combos)
    • iPad/Kindle chargers (I hate crawling behind furniture to plug and unplug chargers. I have several in different places in my house.)
     
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    We keep at least a year's supply of food (and that's very important) ..... soooo in addition to that:

    - Guns and Ammo
    - A 2-3 month supply of Glenfiddich

    And a few other personal things.....
     
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    Pens and body wash galore
     
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    How do you stock a year's worth of food without it going bad? Please don't interpret this question as snarky. I'm curious. I wouldn't mind keeping more of a stockpile myself but on a much smaller scale.

    I don't stockpile ammo but your comment reminded me of "helping" my dad reload shotgun shells in the shop in the backyard when I was a wee one.
     
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    -Paper products
    -Canned goods (if there's a good deal)
    -Baking like flour or sugar (usually good deal) have 1-2 bags extra
    -Peanut Butter
    - Water in bottles, some Gatorade, some soda
    -toothpaste, toothbrushes (we have the rechargeable ones, but still get reg ones from dentist)
    -deodorant, shampoo, soap, and many from hotels.
    -laundry soap and dryer sheets
    -turkey & ham in freezer
    -frozen stuff like jams, fruits and that kind stuff.
    -always keep an extra tank of propane for grill as well
     
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    Books
    Notebooks
    Pens
    Fabric
     
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    We stockpile lots of beans, rice, canned veggies, canned meat, etc.

    Here's a site you might want to visit:

    http://www.activistpost.com/2012/10/10-best-survival-foods-at-your-local.html
     
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    Time.
     
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    Except for canned veggies we don't eat canned, boxed or processed foods so it would be hard to stock up for that long.
    I don't really have a huge amount of anything but I really never seem to run out of stuff. I do live close to the grocery, 2 convenience stores, and 2 pharmacies so it has never been an issue. The only store that is really far away is Walmart and I refuse to shop there anyway.
     
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    I live in a mobile home. Although it is a double-wide, I still don't have a cellar or such to store food (in the case of a disaster, etc.)

    I have a screened-in room, but I fear the heat would get the best of the food. :(
     
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    Dog and cat food, though our supply is running low and we always keep it stocked "just in case" during hurricane season. I need to restock. I also keep a small stock of food that doesn't need to be cooked or heated to be eaten, like peanut butter, etc. MY husband makes his own jerky, so we have some dried meats and fruits and things for emergencies, as well. While, in general, I try to avoid eating really processed food, in disaster and emergency I figure I won't really care, so I keep a stock of cheese crackers, etc. I like to think we're prepared for the standard amount of disaster that's to be expected where we live, which typically involves losing power for as long as a week. If something any more severe than that happened, we would go stay with family somewhere else until the situation improved.
     
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    A while back, a local store (Pamida) was bought out by ShopKo, but first Pamida had to "go out of business", meaning liquidate their inventory. Conveniently, it is located across the road from my office! When they got up to 85-90% off all items, I went crazy. At 90% off, I got:

    Razors
    Shaving Cream
    Sunscreen
    Toothpaste
    Toothbrushes
    Deoderant
    Bar soap
    Hand soap
    Band aids
    Tums
    Bottled water
    Other items I've forgotten...

    It was amazing. I bought around 25 cans of spray on sunscreen, for about $1.20 per can. I actually bought all of the sunscreen they had. Same with my fav deodorant and lotion.

    If that hadn't happened, I wouldn't have much for a stockpile. I like one to use, one to store. I don't like clutter, and too much of that stuff gets to me.

    I do, however, always stockpile my favorite hair products, because my salon isn't open every day, and I am very finicky about what I put on my hair. I have very curly hair, and if I don't have the correct product I might as well go back to bed, or wear a hat.
     
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    kc, been there, done that! I was most thrilled with these tiny little zipper baggies for pills. One, I love miniatures so they are adorable. Two, they're great for little uses like for lost teeth. Each pack of twenty or thirty was like a dime! :)
     

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