I’ll try not to stink up this post. Ok I’m sorry for that but it had to be said. 🙂
When shopping for everyday items it is amazing how many expenses can add up quickly. Of course we can always check the sales flyers and buy things on sale. That’s a good idea. There is another way to consider.
Buy multiples at a time
I shop at Costco (one of my favourite stores). I was walking down the aisle where the store the shampoo, conditioner and other like products and I came across deodorant. Here I found a pack of 5 in a brand that I hadn’t tried but knew was very popular.
As I looked at the price per stick of deodorant I realized that it was over $2 cheaper than I normally paid. So with this in mind I took a risk and bought a pack. Do I like it better than my old deodorant? No, it’s about the same but I do like saving $2.
Buying bulk can save
We often think of bulk as being huge bags of rice or 100 rolls of toilet paper and other large items. There are many items, however, that are easily stored and buying in bulk can save you money. For example, my wife and I both wear contact lenses so we buy the larger bottles of solution, again at Costco, and this saves us significantly over the regular size bottles at the drugstore.
My suggestion is that the next time you go shopping, check the bulk aisles. You might be surprise how much you can save and not take up much more space in your house. If you have never tried a Costco or other bulk store then take a wander in and see what you think.