- This topic has 1 reply, 1 voice, and was last updated July 26, 2003 at 2:37 am by .
- July 26, 2003 at 2:37 am #249892
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,
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!
— In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, “~~Domestic Goddess~~”
> 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.
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.
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
> Amazing Grace
> “I was blind but now I see!” John 9:25
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.