Stockpiling is a habit that’s very common among people who wish to save a few extra dollars when shopping and people who want to be prepared for emergency situations.
It’s a very practical habit that has a lot of benefits. However, before you start buying products in bulk, make sure that you have enough storage room in your home or office. Additionally, you should only stockpile products that don’t easily spoil over a long period of time. You will be wasting your hard-earned money instead of saving it if a particular product you stockpile gets spoiled before you can use or consume all of it.
The best time to stockpile a product is when it’s on special. You can purchase these products at huge discounts most especially if you buy in bulk. To be updated of these discounted offers, you need to regularly check with the department store or supermarkets. Below is a list of 20 products to stockpile when they are on sale. To make the list really beneficial to you, we’ve included 10 food products and 10 non-food products. These are all essential products that most households use or consume on a daily basis.
1. Powdered Milk
There are two major reasons why you should always have a sizable stock of powdered milk. One, it’s a product that we consume almost everyday especially if there are kids in the house, which means the milk can run out rather easily. And two, milk products are a bit expensive which means you’ll save a lot if you purchase in bulk and when they are being sold at discounted prices.
2. Hard Cheese
This is another very common household item that’s a bit pricey so it’s a great idea to stockpile it if you have enough room. The good thing about cheese is that it can really last for a long time if stored properly. You can freeze the harder cheeses for up to six months!
3. Coffee and Tea
These are products that we usually put off replenishing until we’ve run out of them. If you are a coffee or tea lover then you can buy these in bulk when they are on special and store them in your pantry.
Do you like baking bread, cookies, and pastries? Then flour is something you can stockpile. Flour can also be easily stored in your freezer.
5. Savoury Biscuits, Cookies, and other Pre-packed Snacks
These will come in handy if you ever need something to munch as a quick snack or dessert. These food products usually have very long expiration dates.
6. Dried Pasta
Packaged pasta has little fat content so they are very resistant against spoilage.
7. Dried Fruits, Fruit Strips, and Raisins
These preserved products make for tasty and easy-to-prepare snacks. They can also be used as ingredients for several recipes. Additionally, they don’t occupy too much storage space.
8. Preserves, Chutneys and Jams
If you are like everyone else, you might like to eat your bread with either jam or some sort of spread like chutney. You can bulk buy these and store them in your pantry.
9. Dried Oats and Oatmeal
These have been packed dry so they can last for a very long time if stored in a cool dry place. They contain essential nutrients as well as fibre.
A few boxes of cereal never goes astray, and it’s great to have some stockpiled as it will always be eaten!
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