I am a big fan of Almost Frugal and I think in many ways the author has very similar goals to me over here at Thrift Kitchen. The biggest difference being she’s been writing her blog much longer and in a more dedicated fashion than I have been. And that’s okay. I know that these things take time to fall into a rhythm and I’ll just keep at it until it does.
Anyway, enough said about that. Almost Frugal just posted a great article on buying bulk and how it saves money. And she looks at all the aspects of it, not instructing you just to go get everything super sized, but to find the best buy for your money as well as finding space and time to handle those large sizes. Pin pointing what you use a lot of on a regular basis is key.
Jason and I have found that buying chicken (which we can freeze) and paper towels (which we can store away) are great ideas. Buying hummus though – not so much. I just couldn’t eat enough of it before it went bad. Some things you just might not know one way or the other and so you can always test it and if it spoils (or is hidden away for months) then take it off your bulk buying list.
Anyway, enough of that. Go read the article. It’s really helpful if you are thinking about (or already do) buying in bulk.
See you soon!
ps – see what happens, I’m all “I’ll post tomorow” and I don’t for a week, but then I’m like “I’ll post in a few days” and then I post the next. So it goes. Where is that ellusive rhythm anyway?