Bulk shopping for the family may seem like a budget buster, but in the long run, with planning and thoughtful anticipation, the money spent up-front will save a lot in the future. Listed below are the top five items to buy in bulk for your family. You can get so many offers for deals and steals and select products at the best price.
Remember to think about your personal circumstances, who these items are for, and how often you use these things.
Canned Goods Go A Long Way
Having a supply of canned goods is always a good idea for emergencies, weather-related shut-ins, and quick meal prep. Many canned goods have a long shelf life. Consider adding the following to your pantry: condensed soup, vegetables, fruit, tomato sauce, and tomato paste, premade stew or chili, tuna fish, and chicken.
Cereal and Pantry Items
Like canned goods, cereal has a long shelf life as long as it is properly sealed and stored. In addition to being a breakfast favorite, some cereals are great for snacking on straight out of the box or making delicious snacks with, like those family-favorite crispy rice treats and no-bake desserts. Of course, other pantry items include dried pasta, stuffing, and instant mashed potatoes, rice, beans, and pickled items. Have a good supply of these things and you won’t have to worry about shopping during a snowstorm or bustling through a crowd for supplies during hurricane season.
Don’t Forget Socks
Moving away from foodstuffs, bulk socks for men and women make our list because of the age-old mystery of the missing socks. Isn’t it funny how at least one sock disappears when you do the laundry? Having a good supply of socks means that not only will you have new socks at the ready when the old ones get holes, eventually, the solo socks will once again have a partner. Bulk socks come in handy for those times when you have sock blowout, or when wet or snowy weather seems to want to keep your feet in perpetual cold or wet mode.
Many Forget – Paper Products
This is almost a given. Paper products are getting more expensive by the year and bulk shopping is always a good idea because you get the best deals on price per item. Stock up on paper towels, toilet paper, tissues, baby wipes, sanitary napkins, and paper plates. The biggest challenge might be storage for bulk shopping, but imagine how long these products will last and how much money you can save over time.
School Supplies in Bulk
Some things never go out of style and cannot be outgrown. Those things include bulk shopping for school supplies. Notebooks always come in handy for school, journaling, or writing in longhand. Pens, pencils, and markers are always needed. How many times have you wandered the house looking for a working pen? Worry no more! Bulk shopping for printer toner, erasers, portfolios, and filler paper will keep you well-stocked, especially for those last-minute school assignments that the kids forgot to mention. Having some poster board and glue is a good idea too.
Remember, school supplies translate well into art and office supplies. Having the pantry stocked with non-perishable items gives peace of mind that no one will be hungry in case the electricity goes out. Socks are comfy items that keep us warm and snuggly, and they are always disappearing one sock at a time, and paper products never go to waste. Stock up well.