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When you live with a husband and four small children in an apartment, the last thing you think you can do is stockpile in an apartment. When closet space is limited, and garages, basements, pantries, and storage sheds are nonexistent, you look around your small home and think there is no way you could store months’ worth of food or toiletries here.
But, if there’s a will there is a way.
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If you are like us, apartment living still, the budget is tight, and you and your family would benefit from stockpiling, allowing you to have something to rely upon during months that are leaner (for whatever reason). While it may seem like stockpiling is out of the question in your budget, I think if you allocate X amount of dollars each month toward bulk purchases and stockpiling, you will quickly see it’s affordable and doable.
This is especially true if you are a Sam’s Club member. As a young (and large) family, I think there are at least 10 good reasons why every mom needs a Sam’s club membership. For our family of six it has more than paid for itself in savings.
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Plus, with Sam’s Club/SamsClub.com you can buy and restock your home with everyday essentials like the Kleenex® Ultra 12-pack and Cottonelle® Fresh Care* Wipes without even having to leave your house. Both of them are great as we are currently dealing with several dripping nosed kids and potty training issues.
My favorite time to stock up on items at Sam’s Club is when they have their instant savings deals. In case their bulk boxes and everyday low prices weren’t enough, they often slash the cost on many items around the store. As most items at Sam’s Club are like $10 or more, it can be smart to set aside that stockpiling money in your budget and get your needs for the kitchen, bathroom, or your home generally.
23 Places to Stockpile in an Apartment
Once you have your items, we’ve found some great places to store items in an apartment:
- Underneath Kitchen and Bathroom Sinks (secured with these safety locks which are my favorite with young kids)
- Bookcases in closets
- On top of dressers
- In bedroom closets
- In linen closets
- Under reclining furniture
- Over-the-door organizers
- Rent a storage unit
- Empty suitcases and luggage
- Coolers not in use
- On top of cabinets
- Under your bed(s)
- Dresser Drawers
- Shelving Units
- Utility closet
- On top of your fridge
- Car trunks
- Rollout pantry
- Adding tension rods to a small space
- Laundry rooms
- Boxes, Totes, Cubes
- Over the toilet storage units
Often the real solution in knowing how to stockpile in an apartment lies in the reorganizing and decluttering of the items you already have! You also need to be okay with some of your spaces not being as “guest friendly” or “pretty.”
I assure you that stockpiling in an apartment is totally doable and something I recommend!
Chelsea @ Life With My Littles says
This is genius! We’ve been living in apartments for six years and we’ve definitely had to fins places to stockpile since we haven’t had a pantry. It gets crazy but at least we find places to fit things!
Melinda Mitchell says
Great ideas! I do some of these, in my 600 sq ft trailer. Never have done the tension rods, tho.
patty-anne Lea says
Instead of dryer sheets and liquid, invest $10 in dryer balls. They eliminate static cling. Reduce wrinkles, and cut drying time down by at least 20%. They last 10 to 15 years. So saved lots of $$$ AND you do not need to stockpile, they live in the dryer.