Saturday, 18 July 2015
What to get in?
Wow, 4 blog posts on consecutive days......don't get used to it, I doubt it will last!
Thank you for all your comments on my last two posts regarding stockpiling, they've made me think and you've given me some good ideas. Some of you suggested stocking up on other things besides food and toiletries.....things like cards, gift wrap and small gifts, cleaning products, and even towels and bedding. I do keep a stock of cards and a roll of general purpose gift wrap, it's a good idea to keep a look out for gifts throughout the year too and that's something I will start doing. Cleaning products is another good one, although in due course I would like to start making my own.....Elaine at Mortgage Free in Three had a recipe recently for a multipurpose cleaning fluid. I also want to start crocheting dishcloths, the idea of that really appeals to me, it's just a question of getting the cotton yarn. Those of you who knit/crochet them, where do you get your yarn from? And how many cloths can you make from one, say 100g, ball? Is it cost effective, in other words? I'm guessing sturdy homemade dishcloths will probably last longer and assume you can throw them in the washing machine.
Buying spares of towels/tea towels/bed linen is something that hadn't occurred to me but is a brilliant idea. We've recently bought new bedding when we decorated our bedroom, so that should last a while, but getting some spare sets, and for the 2 spare bedrooms as well, will be a sensible thing to do whilst we can afford it.
Those of you who already stockpile, what sort of things do you keep in? And if you don't do it as yet because of lack of space or whatever, what do you think are sensible things to stock up on?
Thanks for the comments re the Followers list thing, I'll have a play around with the layout and see what happens....could be dangerous, I hope I don't end up deleting the blog.....teehee.