You can do bulk buying in two ways: by couponing or by wholesale buying. Both allow you to save money and build your stock of items that can last for several months up to a year or more. Here are some practical items to stock up on for your home and your personal needs.
Home and personal safety items
These things tend to be overlooked, but buying flashlights in set packs is a good idea. Have a flashlight for each room in your home and for each vehicle you own.
Another important item is the ever-reliable power source called the battery. Do an inventory of the battery-powered devices in your home and where they are located, and write down the battery sizes for each of these. You can look for bulk batteries for sale so that you will no longer need to worry about losing replacements for your devices.
Kitchen and home cleaning products
When it comes to cleaning products, the ones that are used often are dishwashing soap and laundry detergent. Build 6 to 12 months worth of stock of these items.
You can also get food wrapping items like cling wrap, foil, and wax paper in multiple boxes. Do the same for trash bags and get multiple packs for each of the sizes you need.
Toiletries and diapering
Stock up on daily essentials like shampoo, body wash, toothpaste, and wipes. Get more of the dry items like toothbrushes, razors, toilet paper, and pads as these have longer shelf life.
For diapers, get packs of different sizes but more of the larger sizes from L to XL. If you buy it by the box, you get more diapers for a lower cost per piece.
Bulk buying is best done in a single trip to maximize savings. If you don’t have the trunk space to carry your entire purchases home, you can order online and have everything shipped to your doorstep. Look out for any promotion or sale in any of these items to get even more savings.