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Depending on where you live, groceries can be one of the top expenses in your household. Frugal shoppers have found many ways to save at the grocery store over the years, from coupons to price matching. However one of the best ways to save money on groceries and household items is to bulk buy. When you buy items in bulk you give up a small amount of storage space at home, but you gain savings in return. Plus buying in bulk means you're using up less packaging in the long run, helping the environment out as well. Here are the items you should buy in bulk and the items you should avoid.
FoodWhether you have a BJ's or Sam's Club membership or if you seek out good deals online or at your local grocery store, there are a number of food items you can buy in bulk to save money.
- Cereal. Buying oversized boxes of cereal, especially knock-offs of name brands can save you more than 50% on prices.
- Rice and beans. Buying food staples in bulk are a great way to save at the grocery store. Rice and beans can be used in any number of dishes for tastes from around the world. They offer meals high in fiber and protein and rich in nutrients.
- Oatmeal. Large boxes of dried oatmeal will allow you to save money and make your own creations. Add dried or frozen fruit, nuts, cinnamon, or yogurt to your morning oatmeal to keep things interesting.
- Frozen vegetables. Not only are frozen vegetables cheaper and more convenient, but they often contain more vitamins and nutrients than fresh vegetables because they are frozen immediately after being harvested.