You know, I have never seen the Extreme Couponing shows that have now led to them being picked up as a series. On Wednesday, April 6 at 9 PM, Extreme Couponing will premiere on TLC. I've couponed for years, but in viewing the trailer on the EW.com site, I can't say as I have ever had that much stockpiled at once. I think the only item I really had a shelf full of was Sunsilk, which I got free after ECB and coupon a few summers ago. I donated the lion's share to a charity, gave away bottles to friends and family and used the rest. I might have one bottle of conditioner left.
I wonder if the Extreme Couponers might have a touch of hoarding? When you think of hoaders, you probably envision something like a completely cluttered house with stacks and stacks of junk everywhere with not a single couch cushion free to sit on. Unless you're running your couponing like a business (did that lady in the video say 1,100 inserts?), then there has to be a line where stockpiling crosses into hoarding. If you get a great steal on toilet paper and can get 3 years worth for pennies, then I guess that's just savvy penny pinching. But if you keep buying toilet paper even after you have 3 years worth, then maybe you are hoarding and need to address that.
What say you? Have you seen the show and have an opinion? How much is too much of a stockpile? Or is the instability of the economy a good excuse to keep years worth of supplies on hand? Let me know! Let's discuss!