I thought I'd post some more couponing tips, because who doesn't love saving money?
If you're really wanting to get into couponing & creating a stock pile you have to know that it will take you awhile to get it to the size you want. And how much should you have for X amount of time? Well, sit down & see how much you use of one item for your family & for how long. If you want to stock pile an item for 6 months and it's just you and a spouse then you won't need as much as a person who has 6 kids & wants to stock pile for a year. For me personally I try to stock pile dog food & toiletries, basically non perishables for a year. As for canned food I stock pile for about a six months.
Food that you can freeze for awhile like meat I will try to stock pile for six months. You can freeze a lot of stuff, stuff you wouldn't imagine. A couple of months ago I got some good deals on coffee creamer so I stocked up for a few months' worth & froze what I wouldn't use. It tastes fine! I know that freezing the not so normal stuff is a personal preference. I freeze bagels because by the time they are toasted they taste fine to me. I buy fresh fruit & freeze it. You can freeze milk (you might want to look it up to see how to prevent the milk container from expanding) and even eggs!
I know when it comes to couponing that it's a lot to take in so I'll leave you with those bit of tips. Ask away if you have questions though!