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    ~~Domestic Goddess~~
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    Default Can you really save money by buying in bulk?


    When you head off to the megastore for some prime bulk shopping, ask yourself a
    few questions before you buy:
    a.. Will I use all of this? Don't buy enough aluminum foil to wrap the planet
    if you don't plan on doing so.

    b.. Will this go bad before I can use it? The two-gallon jar of spaghetti
    sauce is perishable once opened, so ask yourself whether you can stand to have
    pasta every night until it's gone.

    c.. Do I have room for this? There's nothing worse than having to store your
    24-roll pack of toilet paper in the living room because there's no room under
    the bathroom sink.

    d.. Is the quality good enough that I will enjoy using this product? For
    example, some inexpensive paper towels you can buy in bulk are flimsier and make
    cleaning up more of a headache. Make sure you like the product you're getting.
    Bulk shopping can be great for purchases such as shampoo, deodorant, film,
    toilet paper, beer, laundry detergent, coffee beans -- things that won't go bad
    and don't take up too much space. If you limit your bulk shopping to these
    nonperishables, you'll save money and time because you won't have to replace
    them as often.
















    taken in part from Ivillage

    Krista
    Amazing Grace
    "I was blind but now I see!" John 9:25


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    J.D.
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    Default Re: Can you really save money by buying in bulk?


    Hi,
    I have to add my 2 here. There are 2 of us, DH and self. We
    always
    but 24 packs of T paper. If we have to we could put it in a spare
    closet. When it is on sale, WHY NOT? It won't spoil! DH is getting
    ketchup by the Gallon. It will go in bottles in the refrig. or maybe
    the freezer. So many things can be frozen, or stored somehow that it
    DOES make sense. We shop and share with another couple. I saw the
    article below, and while I agreee that 25 boxes of foil would be
    rediculous, I disagree with thatarticle, to a point.
    Julie V. in MN

    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "~~Domestic Goddess~~"
    <SimpHarWI@w...> wrote:
    > When you head off to the megastore for some prime bulk shopping,
    ask yourself a few questions before you buy:
    > a.. Will I use all of this? Don't buy enough aluminum foil to
    wrap the planet if you don't plan on doing so.
    > b.. Will this go bad before I can use it? The two-gallon jar of
    spaghetti sauce is perishable once opened, so ask yourself whether
    you can stand to have pasta every night until it's gone.
    > c.. Do I have room for this? There's nothing worse than having to
    store your 24-roll pack of toilet paper in the living room because
    there's no room under the bathroom sink.
    d.. Is the quality good enough that I will enjoy using this
    product? For example, some inexpensive paper towels you can buy in
    bulk are flimsier and make cleaning up more of a headache. Make sure
    you like the product you're getting.
    > Bulk shopping can be great for purchases such as shampoo,
    deodorant, film, toilet paper, beer, laundry detergent, coffee beans -
    - things that won't go bad and don't take up too much space. If you
    limit your bulk shopping to these nonperishables, you'll save money
    and time because you won't have to replace them as often.

    [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


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    trulyblessedmum
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    Default Re: Can you really save money by buying in bulk?


    I really believe you can save money by buying in bulk. I'm married
    with an 18 month old, and have always purchased thing this way. I
    buy either large packages of things (tp, paper towels, paper napkins
    for get-togethers, cleaning supplies, detergent, dish soap) or stock
    up on smaller packages when they're on sale (shampoo, soap,
    deodorant, toothpaste). I also buy food this way - as long as
    something will keep without spoiling, and I am sure that I will use
    it up in a reasonable amount of time, I buy it this way. And a
    reasonable amount of time varies between products, but is usually a
    year (for things like paper goods) or 6 months (for canned goods and
    toothpaste, deodorant and shampoo). It really saves me money, time
    and aggravation (I rarely run out of anything). You just have to be
    sure that you will use up what you are buying. It is better to error
    on the side of caution and not buy something if you're not sure,
    which is something I've learned by trial and error. You don't save
    money if it's not used up! Elizabeth.

    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "~~Domestic Goddess~~"
    <SimpHarWI@w...> wrote:
    > When you head off to the megastore for some prime bulk shopping,
    ask yourself a few questions before you buy:
    > a.. Will I use all of this? Don't buy enough aluminum foil to
    wrap the planet if you don't plan on doing so.
    >
    > b.. Will this go bad before I can use it? The two-gallon jar of
    spaghetti sauce is perishable once opened, so ask yourself whether
    you can stand to have pasta every night until it's gone.
    >
    > c.. Do I have room for this? There's nothing worse than having to
    store your 24-roll pack of toilet paper in the living room because
    there's no room under the bathroom sink.
    >
    > d.. Is the quality good enough that I will enjoy using this
    product? For example, some inexpensive paper towels you can buy in
    bulk are flimsier and make cleaning up more of a headache. Make sure
    you like the product you're getting.
    > Bulk shopping can be great for purchases such as shampoo,
    deodorant, film, toilet paper, beer, laundry detergent, coffee beans -
    - things that won't go bad and don't take up too much space. If you
    limit your bulk shopping to these nonperishables, you'll save money
    and time because you won't have to replace them as often.
    >
    > taken in part from Ivillage
    >
    > Krista
    > Amazing Grace
    > "I was blind but now I see!" John 9:25
    >
    >
    > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


 

 

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