IS BUYING IN BULK BETTER?
Honestly, people either seem so for or against bulk buying and there seems to be no middle ground for them. But the truth of the matter is, it can be good or bad depending on what you are buying. You can save a lot of money on the right products.
Obviously, there are things I won't buy in bulk. And you have to take a few rules, if you will, into account. Do you have the space for the item? Will it spoil before you use it? Is there so much it lasts years (don't buy it)? Is it unnecessary (we don't need 500 cookies)? This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may earn some money if you click on one. Read the full disclaimer here.
Take those rules and apply it to yourself when considering an item. Like toilet paper....you will use it all and save money.
Every little bit of savings adds up.
WHAT DO I BUY IN BULK?
First and foremost, tampons. Not a popular subject but let's face it ladies, we have to use them (unless we use a cup) and we use a lot of them! I also don't always buy at Sams or Costco. Did you know you can buy in bulk with savings on Amazon? I can show you my history that's where I buy mine and cheaper than the warehouse club! I switched to a cup but I keep tampons for when I don't want to fool with the cup. (I use Lunette and Femmy Cycle)
My second big purchase is Toilet Paper. Another item we can't get away from and use a lot of. Whose not using this, right?! This is the one item that's large that I will find room for to save money and not run out. I've also purchased this on Amazon.
Meat. Unless you are a vegetarian, you eat meat almost every day. I buy meat at Sams or Costco, portion into family sizes and seal in a Food Saver bag.
Epsom Salts. Seriously, I should own stock in an epsom salt company as much as I use in the bath. I was purchasing a brand name for $5 in a 3 pound bag. Let me tell you, it goes fast! Well guess what?! I found a 25 pound bag for $33!
Trash Bags. Another item we need all the time. Because of it's efficient packaging, it doesn't consume much room.
Shampoo and Conditioner. I buy gallon sized jugs and refill pump bottles. Easy and cheaper.
Wine. I have purchased wine by the case at my liquor store and it was so much off a case. Ended up $23 for an entire case! I've heard you can buy other liquor by the case and save on that too!
Laundry soap. Again, a necessity! I mean, whose not washing their clothes, right?! I only buy this in bulk.
Dishwasher detergent. If you use a dishwasher, buy the powdered in bulk and save.
Hand Soap. I buy the gallon container and refill the smaller pumps to use.
There is so much you can buy in bulk but these are the everyday use items that we all use.What do you buy the most of and would you buy it in bulk?