Thursday, August 20, 2009

Inventory

My pantry and storage closets are bursting at the seams. I've found the need to take an inventory of what I have. I will continue buying things that are free or super cheap to give away or stock pile. My brother moved into a new house a few days ago and I enjoyed having extras to give him so he could get his supplies started out. It's rough when you're starting out and have absolutely nothing in the fridge or pantry. It made his life easier, and I felt good about being able to help him out with my hobby.

The way that I'm going to manage my stockpile is to go through and take an inventory of different items. Then I'll figure an approximate date on when I expect that I'll start running low. Let's say that I have six bottles of body wash. That should last me about four months. So I'm going to put a note on the calendar towards the end of the year that I need to look at body wash and see how my supply is. Maybe I've found more super deals and bought more so I'll just change the date. Or maybe I'm running low and need to start keeping an eye out for good deals. At this point in the year though, I don't want to have to worry about running low during the holiday season. So I want to try to have a six month supply of essentials. My mind will be busy with my business. I won't want to have to think about shopping for normal stuff as much.

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