I remember the first time I went to Sam’s Club with the idea of buying in bulk.
I was in college and buying in bulk seemed like the smart thing to do.
Granted I knew nothing about buying in bulk. I just new you can get things cheaper per item if you bought more of them.
So I did.
The problem was that I was buying stuff that was going to go bad quickly and being only a single person there was no way I was going to finish the stuff in time.
I lost about $200 on that trip.
I went back one more time to Sam’s Club and that was just to buy a case of ramen that lasted me for the rest of the year.
I wouldn’t return to bulk buying again until after my 30s and I was married. Fortunately, my wife has a smarter head on her shoulders than me and she listed the things that made sense to buy in bulk.
Apparently that list doesn’t have “everything” on it.
Why You Should Consider Buying in Bulk
So why should you even consider buying in bulk?
Besides the obvious reason of saving money in the long term, you also save time.
How many times have you run out of toilet paper or paper towels and had to make an emergency run?
When you buy these items in bulk you can keep an eye on the supplies and when they start to get low plan another excursion to the bulk warehouse.
13 Items You Should be Buying in Bulk
Depending on your lifestyle you might not need all of these items. I certainly don’t but if I did then it would make sense to pick them up in bulk.
Because my wife and I live the ketogenic lifestyle we don’t have a need for pasta but it makes sense to buy pasta in bulk if you do eat it.
Because it lasts forever and it costs less than a $1 per pound when purchased in bulk.
I long for the day when I no longer have to buy replaceable batteries but unfortunately that day hasn’t arrived yet.
You can usually grab batteries in bulk for less than a penny each so it only makes sense that you should stock up on them now.
Nobody wants to have to get up to turn the TV on because the batteries in the remote died and there are no replacements.
3. Toilet Paper
The one thing in your house that you never want to run out of.
Not many people buy toilet paper rolls 4 at a time. Instead, they go for the massive 24-32 roll packages. Those can last you a while so why not purchase them even cheaper at some bulk outlet?
Make sure you don’t skimp on softness though. Nothing is worse than buying 64 rolls of sandpaper.
We go through a ton of eggs. It’s very possible that we can go through a dozen eggs in just 2-3 days.
When that happens it can be pretty annoying having to put your breakfast on hold because you need to go to the store and purchase some more.
Better off purchasing them in batches of 24 or more.
Maybe one day I’ll start a chicken coup and have this problem solved forever but until then I’ll just buy them in bulk.
5. Paper Towels
Similar to toilet paper, paper towels can go real quick.
I try not to use them as much because it sucks that trees must be cut down to produce them, but when you’re as messy as I am, then paper towel become a necessity.
When you buy them in bulk don’t be surprised if you find them for less than a $1 per roll.
6. Fresh Meat
This one might be debatable for some people because they don’t like the idea of freezing their meat.
We have no problem freezing out meat and it’s crazy the prices you can get it at when you buy in bulk.
Make sure you have a variety of recipes saved up for that chicken, though. Nobody wants to eat the same dish for 3 weeks straight.
As much as people have tried there just isn’t a way to get a baby to stop pooping.
To prevent that poop from getting all over the place you need some diapers and you never want to run out of those.
Pay just pennies per diaper or get even better deals if you don’t mind buying generic.
I’m not going to scold you on your lifestyle choices but there are better things to eat than cereal for breakfast.
However, if cereal is a mainstay of your diet then you might as well get it as cheap as possible in the largest quantities.
If you can find a cereal that you like in a bag even better. It will be cheaper and you’ll get more per gram for less money.
This one is similar to pasta. If you eat a lot of rice then buy it in bulk.
If you’re trying to cheap out on meals then rice can act as an excellent filler since it is loaded with carbs that fill you up quickly.
10. Dried Beans
See rice and pasta above.
It takes us a while to go through soap but it’s so rare that when we do we panic. That’s why it’s important for us to buy it in bulk so we never have an emergency where we are using a Q-tip to scrap the last bit of liquid soap from the bottom of the container.
When you look at the price of nuts per volume you’ll see that they aren’t cheap!
That’s why if you love to chow down on some nuts you should consider buying them in bulk.
If you like to celebrate life with a bit of bubbly and know that you’re going to have people over that want to celebrate as well then you should consider buying your alcohol in bulk.
Costco has some pretty good branded vodka.
It beats paying $10 at the bar for a watered down rum and coke.
The Darkhorse: Amazon
My wife recently discovered Amazon Prime Pantry.
It’s a service that allows you to stock up on everyday essentials and have them delivered when needed. The prices are low but you’ll definitely want to price compare with your local store.
However, she loves to use it for the convenience of not going to the store for some items.
I’m definitely not saying it’s a way to save a ton of money, or any money at all for that matter, but it is something to looking into.
It’s not that I needed to learn how to save money, it’s that I needed to learn how to make more of it.
I wanted the freedom of being able to choose my own hours and where I worked.
I didn't want to stress about money in the bank or if I had enough money to do something with my wife.
So I started a blog...
I’m sure you already know that there are a lot of things you need to learn to make money with a blog and you might be knee deep in your 3 year journey of research.
What if you didn't have to research? What if you didn't have to deal with theories?
What if you didn't have to buy 13 separate courses to get the big picture?
There are a lot of people that make good money teaching bloggers how to make money with their blogs. Their courses cost a pretty penny.
You buy one and then you have to buy the next one to learn the next thing. If they don't teach the next thing after that then you have to find someone else that does teach it and pay for that.
That's a lot of money and a lot of time.
Screw that. I am taking a different approach and putting everything under one roof for one price for you.
More importantly it comes with an awesome community attached to it that is filled with bloggers just like you looking to help each out.
It's called the Billionaire Blog Club and I think you should check it out.
Don’t Learn One Thing. Learn Everything.
In the Billionaire Blog Club (how can you not love that name?) I show you the exact steps I take to build successful blog after successful blog.
I am not talking about building a blog teaching others how to make money (although if you want to go that route, that's cool), but blogs in the other (there are others?) big niches that might feel more at home to you.
It's time to stop treating your blog like a hobby or an experiment and treat it like a business that will allow you to earn the freedom you know you deserve.
What will you learn?
Here is a snapshot of a blog I launched. This is the first 20 days of the blog’s existence:
Over 77,000 pageviews in the first 20 days!
This is no fluke. Look at this two month comparison of another one of my blogs:
If you're unsure of what you are looking at let me explain. The orange line represents all of the traffic for October 2016. The blue line represents all of the traffic for November 2016.
In October 2016 the site received a total of 9,456 pageviews.
In November 2016, when I started to implement the Pinterest Overload Technique, the site received 129,677 pageviews.
That is an increase of over 1271%.
Not too bad.
This is just ONE of the things you will learn.
The longer you take to stall the longer you will take to reach your goals.
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