You have probably noticed that I have been buying a lot of things in bulk lately. That has always been the case with meat and poultry. However, I have been trying to bulk buy things that we use all of the time.
One of reasons is so that I can place a large order and not have to think about buying that item again for a very long time. Most of the time I can mail order it for free and get the best price which means I don’t have to put much effort into shopping for it nor do I have to cart it home. I always make sure that it is the cheapest price for the item I want also. If I am going to buy in bulk and store it all I want to make sure that I am saving a ton of money on each item.
As you have seen on my blog recently, I bought liquid soap for a great price. That purchase should last us a couple of years.
I also ordered 80 rolls of toilet paper this past week. They should last us well over a year.
But one of the best purchases that I made came yesterday. We were down to just 3 tall kitchen garbage bags left. As you all know I hate purchasing these bags because of the fact that I have no choice but to bag my garbage in this town and these bags are expensive. So I looked for a better price.
I found these garbage bags at Amazon . There are one thousand black 13 gallon – 16 gallon tall kitchen garbage bags. After subscribe and save and a coupon code on my first order, I ended up paying a little over $.04 a bag. I have already cancelled the subscribe and save order telling them I have too many that will last for years. They are thinner than the normal Glad that I buy but a lot cheaper and I figure they will last us about 9 years. My tall kitchen garbage can is stainless and black so the color is perfect.
They will work for us because I recycle or reuse everything that I can and we have a garbage disposal. So it’s just odds and ends that get thrown out that go in the kitchen garbage container. They do not come with twist ties or string ties. But I save every twist tie from other things so I have lots. If I didn’t have them I would buy these anyhow because you can easily make a knot in the top of the bag.
As I start to run out of other things, I will definitely be looking at buying more in bulk for those too. And I will definitely share those purchases with you.
Are there household items that you buy in bulk to save money and time? Please share with all of us.
8 replies on “In My Quest To Buy In Bulk”
Hi AD, this is Chris. I am so with you on buying in bulk what you can so you don't have to think about buying it for awhile. Just did this today with some things at Kroger. They were having a really good cereal sale, so I took advantage and bought 10 boxes, it will last us for awhile. Some of them were the big family sized General Mills and some the expensive Great Grains that are hardly ever on sale. !.99/box and I don't have to think about cereal, except Chex cereal, until sometime next year. I try to do a lot of things I need this way, except for fresh things. I have seen it called the "buy ahead" principle, and I come by it honest. My grandpa used to stock on TP and Ivory soap back in the day. One time he filled my uncle's station wagon full with a TP deal. LOLOL!
I love the story about your uncle. Great job on the cereal. I stock ahead for Hubby on that.
I bought a gallon of Dawn. I am set for years. I also buy multiples of sale items that are cheaper than bulk. Good job of the trash bags.
Good job on the Dawn. Thanks for sharing.
I’m very interested in your trash bags, I’ll be looking on Amazon to see about our size.
My bulk shipping usually is my coupon deals. I’ve been getting laundry products, toothpaste, paper products, shampoo and conditioner and razors for close to free for several months and have a good stockpile of all.
I hope you found your trash bags. I am loving these.
I love your free items. Like you we have plenty for now.
What a fantastic deal on those bags! And I love the soap in the bottles too. We would probably go through that toilet paper much quicker than you. LOL Great job!
Thanks Belinda. We each use up quantities at our own pace.