Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A peek at my stockpile

We live in an older house, it doesn't have much in the way of closets and storage, but it does have a laundry/"mud room" that we've turned into out pantry-type area. I thought it'd be fun to share what my "stockpile" looks like. This is just the food stuff (although we keep some of it in the house since this room has no insulation)...

That's canned goods and pasta stuff. Below it is another shelf with lots of oatmeal, peanut butter, bbq sauce and some salad dressing. I have more salad dressing in the house. Below that one is a shelf with juice, water, and 2-liters of soda.

...that's what you see if you look over by the backdoor, our freezer is just to the left. The bottom shelves have soda, capri sun, lemonade mix, water bottles, Cheerios, and some cookies...

...then you'll see a ton of crackers (saltines are hidden in back), some cereal and granola bars. I have a ton of quakes and goldfish, and some hefty bags and aluminum foil...

...on the top shelf is cereal and some more cookies. Above that is pasta salad, taco shells, and tortilla chips. Just to the left is where I keep diapers, I'm down to one box for the toddler (then he's back to cloth) and a few more packs for the little one (then he'll go to cloth as well, I didn't have tiny cloth diapers).

There you have it! I do have a stockpile of hygiene items, probably enough of everything for almost a year or so, stashed in the bathroom. I also have a very small stash of cleaning supplies stockpiled, but it's certainly nothing to brag about. My stockpile is low on some things at the moment... I really don't feel right keeping a stockpile on hand unless I go through it once in a while and take some things out to donate. It looks like I probably could have taken a few more things out, maybe I should make some time today to re-organize.
Do you have a stockpile? What does it look like?


  1. Wow! Good for you! I don't have a stockpile that big yet. I am working on it! Is this in your garage? I hope you don't get an issue with mice going on in there.

  2. Very Cool! I tried to take pics of mine awhile ago but it just didn't seem as impressive in the photo :-) Yours IS impressive tho!