These days, when so many people are struggling to stick to their budgets, knowing how to save money is crucial. Buying things in bulk might be a good way to save some money, but it does not mean you should be buying multiple quantities of every single item. There is always the risk that it will end up unused, just taking up the precious space of your tiny apartment. Therefore, it is important to know the basic rules of buying in bulk. First, you should always buy only things that you really need and use on a regular basis. Second, you should always make sure that the things you want to buy in bulk are durable enough to be still good and usable after several weeks or a month. Third, you should make sure you really do have a place to store the goods. And fourth, you should always ask yourself, “Do I really want to eat the same cereals/potato chips/pasta or whatever for the next months/years/rest of my life?” As we are fans of cool ways of saving money, we took a closer look at the pros and cons of buying in bulk and compiled a list with products that can help you stay on budget when bought in bulk. From toilet paper and batteries to toothpaste and chewing gum, here are 25 Items That Are Smart To Buy In Bulk To Save You Tons Of Money.
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Cereals are durable and quite easy to store, which makes them suitable for a bulk purchase. Before making your bulk cereal purchase, make sure to pick a flavor that you will not be tired of too quickly. This is particularly important if you have kids who tend to change their tastes very often.
Pet food is often sold in huge packages that are significantly cheaper than buying smaller packs. Just make sure your dog or cat will be able to eat it before the expiration date. Even dry granular food can go bad when unused for a long time.
You probably don’t buy butter in bulk, but maybe you should. Actually, butter can be easily stored in the freezer where it will stay fresh for months. Just remember to take it out a few hours before using it so that it can defrost.
Similarly to toilet paper, napkins never go bad, and it is always good to have them around. Buying them in bulk will save you money and the embarrassing moments when you need to wipe your mouth but have no napkins.
Small packages of nuts can be ridiculously expensive these days, which is why buying them in bulk is a great way to save money. If you happen to buy too many of them, you can just put the nuts in the freezer and eat them later.