I have to admit that I didn't start couponing to save money on food and groceries. I really got into couponing because I could not stand spending $50 every other week at Target for a small bag of health & beauty products. Don't get me wrong, saving money on food is amazing but nothing beats the feeling of knowing that I will never have to run out at 11pm for shampoo, toilet paper or contact solution again : )
All the stockpile items in these photos and those that will be in the rest of the series come from my weekly shopping trips. Check out my past trips for details about what I paid and the sale/coupon match ups I used to purchase these products.
|Main H&B Stockpile Closet|
My health & beauty (H&B) stockpile includes personal care items, make up, beauty products, medicines, vitamins, razors, toilet paper, tissues and so much more. I currently store my H&B products in a large linen closet in my extra upstairs bathroom. The only things I don't keep in there are all my vitamins, medicines and other first aid products since I don't want them to get ruined by moisture.
I am going to try and show you some close ups of each shelf and what I store there. Keep in mind that these products have been purchase over the last year and are bought using my weekly household/grocery budget of $50-$80 a week for all food, groceries, household items, H&B products and paper products.
When I store most of my H&B products I try to organize them by earliest expiration date first. For products that don't have expiration dates like shampoo or tissues I make put my most recent purchases in the back of that products stash to make sure I use up the products I bought earliest before I use the newer ones.
We also keep paper products and personal products in each of our three bathrooms so those are not pictured here. As you can see we are very well stocked on some things thanks to recent trips and deals and we are running low on a few things too. Hopefully we will see some good pricing on things like mouthwash, toothbrushes and other things soon.
|This photo was taken before I bought 8 bottles of Pantene Products today too.|
|About 30 boxes of tissues|
|The equivalent of over 100 regular rolls of toilet paper|
|Additional first aid supplies|
I am constantly check expiration dates on these products so I can make sure we use or donate things before they expire.
|Vitamins and Pain Relievers|
Join me over the next few weeks as I share more photos and information on my stockpile and how I store it.
Part Three: Cleaning Supplies and Household Products
Part Four: Pantry
Part Five: Fridge & Freezer
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