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Then what did I do? I over-shopped for groceries. Just in case. Because we "might need it". So now the grocery bill is in half as we eat down the extra food from jam-packed cupboards and freezer.

So then had a great 33 cent sale and I bought the limit (9) on a bunch of stuff like tape and q-tips. 300 qtips to a box, times 9 boxes is 2700 q-tips. This is nearly ten years' supply. This is crazy!

Perhaps 10 years supply of that sorta goods is too much, but I LOVE the idea of having a year's supply of non-perishable stuff on hand. I spend 3 hours a day commuting to work, which means the evenings are pretty well shot, so making the most of a weekend shopping trip, not to mention the obscene amount of easily accessible storage space in my home, makes sense. (It's a 3 bedroom home and there are only myself, hubby, 1 dog and 1 bird living here.)

In fact, I'm in the middle of setting up the upstairs hall closets, originally clothing closets, for optimum shelf storage of such things as a year's supply of these paper goods, and cleaning stuff and such. But I won't be obsessed with stocking up even more because the price is great, since my goal for doing this is to reduce the number of weekends spend running to the city for shopping. I'd rather use some of my weekends heading for the woods with husband and dog!

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