6 things to consider when buying household items in bulk
What household items do you buy in bulk at home? Buying household items in bulk is a busy mom hack to saving money and frequent visits to the grocery shop.
Here are 6 quick tips to consider before you buy household items in bulk:
1. Check/know the shelf life of the items you are buying in bulk
If you can’t use up your purchases before they expire, it’s a waste of money to buy in bulk no matter how much money you’re saving.
2. Take advantage of coupons & membership/Loyalty benefits
Search for coupons online. Also confirm if your favourite store run membership/loyalty programs, so you can take advantage of the cheaper cost or extra benefits…
3. Storage Space/facility
Make sure you have enough storage space/facility for what you are buying.
4. Try before you buy in bulk
Don’t just buy something you’ve never tried before because it’s cheap. You could be allergic, it might not be an effective product, or it could have some weird defect.
5. Have a Budget and shopping list
It is easy to get carried away when buying in bulk if you don’t have a budget or shopping list. Create one and stick to it
6. Explore buying together with other people
If you don’t need a large quantity but buying in bulk because of the cheaper cost, consider buying together with extended family members, neighbours or colleagues that need similar thing. e.g . bag of rice, garri …
Now that you know this, here is a running list of some of the household items to buy in bulk:
- Diapers & Wipes
- Soap, Shampoo, Hair Conditioner
- Dish & Cleaning supplies
- Ziplock Bags
- Birthday cards
- Gift-Wrapping Paper
- Bathroom Supplies
- Bath and Face Towels, bedsheet, Underwear
- Feminine Products (Sanitary pads, tampons)
- Men’s Personal Hygiene Products
- Freezable Foodstuff (If you have good power supply)
- Disposable Utensils e.g. cups, plates
- Office supplies
- Garbage Bags
- Aluminum Foil/Plastic Wrap
- Elastic Ties
- Some dry grains e.g. rice, oats