Last week, I warned against going overboard at bulk warehouses by purchasing large amounts of food due to the low price per unit. I didn’t give any suggestions as to what items make sense to purchase in bulk. Here is a list of items that definitely lend themselves to be purchased in bulk (thanks to our commenters):
Diapers/Wipes: If you have a child in diapers, the late night run to the closest store for diapers is a pain. Buying diapers and wipes in bulk makes sense and it saves you from unnecessary trips to the store.
Paper products: I hate buying paper towels and toilet paper, but they are necessities. There is no need to worry about paper products not being used and they will never expire. Just make sure you have the space to store your inventory.
Party essentials: If you entertain on a regular basis, buying certain items in bulk can save you some time and money. Cups and paper or plastic plates are a great idea to buy in bulk. If you are having a cookout, hot dogs and hamburgers can also be purchased.
Frozen foods: If you have the freezer space to store extra meat such as chicken breasts, ground beef, salmon filets, or tenderloins, go right ahead and fill up your freezer. You can also store frozen fruits and vegetables for a very long time. Feel free to take advantage of their long shelf life.
Buying in bulk can be a great way to save money, but it can also be a great time saver. Again, try not to go overboard when shopping at a bulk warehouse and remember to look past the savings and think of what you need.