How to Organize a Grocery Stockpile

Posted on 08/12/2014

If you've been couponing more than a month you probably have at least the beginnings of a stockpile. But keeping your pantry from becoming chaos takes a little work. Before you spend half your paycheck at an expensive organization store consider these cheap and free ways to manage a grocery stockpile.

Over-the-Door Organizer
An over-the-door organizer is a great way to create extra storage space for smaller items like toothpaste, deodorant and cleaning supplies. The Honey-Can-Do 24-Pocket Over-Door Shoe Rack is just $10.99 at The clear pockets will give you an instant visual so you don't have to go digging for what you need.

Pop Can Box
The next time you buy a 12-pack of soda don't throw out the box. Those can easily replace fancy (and pricey) canned food holders. Decorate the boxes with wrapping paper or scrapbook supplies to create a pleasant looking place to store extra soup, canned vegetables or beans.

Dollar Store Containers
If you need extra baskets, bins and jars for containing your stock pile hit the dollar store. You'll find budget-friendly options that will hold stuff just as well as their higher-priced alternatives at the fancy organization store.

Free Printable Labels
There are free printable pantry labels available all over the web. These are a great way to create a cohesive look in your pantry by jazzing up those dollar store containers. It will also make identifying items even easier. Check out these freebies from artist Emily McDowell, available in green and black.

Know When to Buy
Now that your stockpile is organized you may even have extra room. Just because your stockpile is looking good doesn't mean you should add to it. Make sure you're buying goods at the right time with the help of Passionate Penny Pincher's free printable grocery stock up price list. Now you'll know exactly when a deal is too good to pass up.

By Alison Storm

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