Often times, people believe that they are saving money whenever they buy something in bulk but this may not always be the case. Perishable or unused items may cause you to lose money in the long run. However, there are some items that can help save you money and won’t go to waste. Here are five items you should always purchase in bulk.
You’re always going to need toilet paper and buying it in bulk with help you save money overtime. As long as it’s kept in a cool, dry place, toilet paper should have a fairly long shelf life.
The last thing you want with a baby in the house is to realize you are out of diapers mid-change. Like toilet paper, if they are kept somewhere they won’t get wet, they’ll last for as long as you need them. If your child grows out of a particular size before the box runs out, look into donating the unused leftovers.
Lights bulbs have a way of going out at the most inconvenient times, usually when you don’t have a spare bulb lying around. As long as they aren’t kept somewhere they’re at risk of being broken, you should have no issue keeping them in storage for years.
White rice is a great staple to keep in your pantry as it can be a used as a side to almost anything and has a great shelf life (4 to 5 years if stored properly). Be wary of buying brown rice and other whole grains in bulk as they don’t have nearly as long of a shelf life.
We often don’t realize how much we use butter until it’s not there. Buying butter in bulk and then freezing it is a great way to ensure you always have some on hand, it can last over a year in the freezer, and help you save money.