Cleaning out the Supply Closet

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Yesterday I cleaned out my supply closet to pull items for Couponing for Community.  That was a fun task!  I try to be fairly conservative with my stockpiling.  It must fit in that cabinet.  Once I get more than say 10 toothpaste tubes I grab several and donate.  This helps to keep me sane by not having all the closets and cabinets in the house overrun with my stockpile.  I also have a tiny pantry now and I’m forbidden from putting shelves in the garage…man territory :) I know some of you have much larger stockpiles with shelves and shelves if items, so you’ll be unimpressed.  I would like to see pictures of those sometime :) 

Here’s a look b/4 – don’t judge me

I organized, threw a ton of stuff in the trash and made a pile for donation.  I now have room to add more!!!  I noticed we’re in need of deodorant, only have 3 each, and kid soap and shampoo.  Now I know what to be on the look out for. A few things that I did was only kept 8 tubes of toothpaste, including adult and kid, and 2 mouthwash.  I did keep all 7 shaving creams because I don’t get those free too often.
Next up, my donation pile.
Did you use Couponing for Community as a chance to clean out the cabinets?


  1. Tammy says

    I'm glad you can accept the "man territory" mandate; my DH would be living there if he said that to me. :0/

  2. Dana @ The Coupon Challenge says

    Ha! We agreed when we moved that he could have the garage. Kid toys are allowed and my extra fridge and hopefully soon freezer. I get the rest of the house. I do still have a tendency to just throw and pile things out there though.

  3. Jess @ This Frugal Life says

    I did a similar thing yesterday! I'm kicking myself I didn't take pictures. I'm really jealous of your stockpile though…mine isn't nearly as well stocked :)

    LOL about "man territory"…back in the day when I was living with my ex, he would freak out when my cake box collection slowly started finding a home in a little nook in the garage. Funny, he didn't complain about eating the cake when I made it. MEN. ;D

  4. Dana @ The Coupon Challenge says

    Yes, they don't seem to mind when it works out for they're benefit! My 5 year old reminded me about pictures…I'd be lost without his memory :)


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