Before you buy an enormous package of toilet paper or a colossal container of berries from your local warehouse club store consider these factors.
Do you have room in your home to store your bulk purchases, including the frozen and refrigerated items? Carefully ponder where you will put each and every item you place in your extra-large cart?
I personally dread the putting my purchases away, but I know it’s a crucial step if I want my home to stay organized.
Will you or your family be able to consume your bulk purchases of fresh food before they spoil? Bulk food tends to be less expensive but your savings will be a wash if the food spoils before you’re able to eat all of it.
I have found that it takes a conscientious effort on my part to refrain from purchasing unneeded items or oversized amounts of the things I do use. When that happens, I reverse shop (return things) if appropriate.
Impulse purchasing can cause a cluttered home not to mention strain the budget. I have to remember to be mindful while selecting items to buy, even when it appears to be an amazing deal or available for a limited time!
When shopping at a warehouse club think about your available space to store your purchases and if you are buying too many fresh items for your family to eat in the upcoming days. Stick to your list and remember to bring your reusable shopping bags. Yes, there are free, sturdy boxes at the checkouts for your purchases but they might clutter up your garage and require your time and effort to flatten and recycle.