Things to Buy in Bulk

I don’t know about the rest of you but I definitely have a buying-in-bulk problem. My fiancé and I recently had to completely overhaul a couple of our closets because we had acquired so many bulk items that the organization we had previously employed just wasn’t working for us anymore. I’m such a fan of bulk items for a couple of reasons: 1) it is so much cheaper! Whenever I sit down and do the hard math on how much I save by buying in bulk, it’s simply astounding! and 2) I very much enjoy the convenience and efficiency of having extra (soap, rice, fill-in-your-favorite-bulk-item-here) on hand. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve run out of something (deodorant, flour, fill-in-your-favorite-bulk-item-here) and been so pleased with myself for future-proofing when I find out I have (at least) one already stocked away! Here are some of my must-haves that only ever get bought in bulk.

SoapAmazon $31.98 for 2 ($0.49 per oz)


Dish SoapSmart & Final ~$16.00 ($0.09 per oz!)


Rice and QuinoaAmazon (rice) $16.47 ($0.07 per oz) / Costco (quinoa) $9.99 ($2.22 per pound)


LotionAmazon $55.91 for 4 ($0.87 per ounce)


Salt and PepperSmart & Final (salt) ~$14.00 ($0.04 per ounce) / Amazon (pepper) $12.85 ($1.61 per ounce)


Chocolate Chips – Costco $8.98 ($0.12 per ounce)


Nuts and Dried Fruits – Trader Joe’s (almonds, dried mango, almond/cashew/cranberry mix, dried mandarin oranges) $1.99 – $5.99

Flour(s) – Amazon Prime Pantry (and here, here, here) $2.48 – $5.30 (as low as $0.50 per pound!)

Anyone else a bulk-buying fanatic? Do you have any tips or tricks of the trade when it comes to buying in bulk?? Let me know in the comments!


  1. I’ve never bulk bought ANYTHING but I’ve considered buying tissue paper and paper towels in bulk! I also think that a few things on your list like soaps and lotions would be good to buy in bulk too! Especially in this cold season! Love this!

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