Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Question for bulk buying

I have a few questions for those of you that buy a lot of bulk foods. I don't have much storage in my home but I want to start buying some things in bulk. I'll have to do it slowly, buying one or two bulk things and then continue adding one or two at a time. My question is this, what do you buy bulk of the most. Or maybe I should say, if you could only buy one thing in bulk, what would it be? I know all families are different and we need to buy bulk the foods that we use the most. I do realize that but I'm still curious as to what you consider a must have bulk food. Or what foods are generally much cheaper when bought in bulk?  I am looking into where I can get bulk foods locally or who ships reasonably online, so any of your favorite onine bulk stores would be appreciated information to have as well.
Thank you my blog friends :)
Rashel

5 comments:

  1. Hmm...The number one thing I buy in bulk and think everyone should isn't food...it's toilet paper! (esp with the new tax per roll going into effect soon!)

    For food...IDK if you were thinking pantry or freezer, but for pantry I'd say wheat berries. For the freezer I'd say ground meat.

    The other things I buy in bulk are tortillas, baking soda, spices, rice, beans, and canned fruits/veggies to name a few. I do use Sam's Club, but mainly for paper products. I do buy food there, but honestly don't think you save a whole lot buying food. A lot of people assume that since it's bulk (bigger) you're getting more for less $$, but if you actually look at prices on a lot of things you're NOT. I was one of those people til my hubby came with me and started looking at prices elsewhere and showed me that some of the prices on things we buy a lot of were actually double or more! And since a lot of it had to be stored it really was better for us to use smaller packages and buy cheaper. It's easier to keep fresh that way. Even with a large family there is a lot of waste with big items like canned green beans for instance. I'd only use like a third of the giant can and then nobody would eat them if I froze them. So two thirds of it got wasted anyways.

    Ok, so my mind is on high speed in nothingville! I have thoughts, but they're not making much sense writing them out! LOL..I hope that was helpful not more confusing! :D

    ♥T

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  2. Our biggest buy in bulk foods is spelt, hard red wheat, and soft white wheat. The spelt I use for low gluten foods, the hard red and spelt I mix for bread, and the soft white is for pastries and baking of any kind. We also buy bulk meat, but I'm not real big on freezing unless you have a generator so I can a lot of our meat, and have it ready on the shelf. :) I don't know where you are, but we use a few places for bulk food. We use a local place www.foodpreps.com, we use The Bread Beckers, and we use Montana Wheat. :) Excited that you are going to be buying in bulk! :D Food storage is so important!! :)-S

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  3. Rice, oats, dried beans, powdered milk. Most definitely a savings in bulk for these items!

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  4. Condiments, floor, sugar, tomato products and peanut butter. They all store well and you can find a decent prices at Sam's or Costco.

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  5. Thank you so much for all your comments! Any anyone just reading this, I would still love to hear from you! I don't have time or space here to answer each one of you, but I definitely appreciate your responses and ideas. I've already looked into some of them and will the others as I can.
    Thanks again!
    Blessings,
    Rashel

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