Of course, you say! Well, it depends on what you buy. If you end up buying in bulk, then end up throwing expired food away, then that isn’t green. When you buy in bulk, make sure you will be able to use it before the expiration date. This may be easy to figure out; buy the foods you always eat, or maybe just buy the staples for cooking each night. Costco and Sam’s Club are examples of places you can bulk shop. And I love these stores because you can find almost anything you want in a larger quantity.
When to not buy in bulk. Well, as the example of food above is one example. But another one is a couple of products that my husband bought in bulk, which we will have FOREVER. He had the right idea when buying in bulk it tends to save you money. First, Ben bought business envelopes. It’s good these things don’t expire. But he bought so many envelopes that we will be able to pass them down to our kids when they are adults. Second, Ben bought 20 army green T-shirts. He will be able to have a green T-shirt for every year for the next 20 years. These things are boxed up and in storage. To me, these things didn’t need to be purchased in mass quantity.
Do you have any problems buying in bulk? Any stories you’d like to share? I’d love to hear them. If you have any ideas on how to buy in bulk without wasting, please write me a comment below! Thanks for visiting!